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Britons should be confident in UK vaccine monitoring system: Health Secretary

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Britons should be confident that the system to monitor COVID-19 vaccines is working following the change in advice on giving young people the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said

Britons should be confident that the system to monitor COVID-19 vaccines is working following the change in advice on giving young people the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday.

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“People can be reassured that we have the high class safety system run by our world class regulator (...) and then we’re totally transparent with all of the side effects, no matter how extremely rare they are like these ones,” he told Sky News.

Britain’s vaccine advisory committee said on Wednesday that an alternative to Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine should be given to under 30s where possible due to a “vanishingly” rare side effect of blood clots in the brain.

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Source: News https://english.alarabiya.net/coronavirus/2021/04/08/UK-officials-are-totally-transparent-about-COVID-19-vaccine-side-effects-Hancock

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