By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The UK’s drug regulator said it has spotted 68 more blood clot cases in people who have had the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine but insists the risk is still miniscule.
Officials at the MHRA, which monitors possible side effects of the jabs, has now counted 168 cases of blood clots with low platelet counts.
Scientists are concerned that the rare events, which have appeared among young adults, are being triggered by the vaccine, but there is still no evidence of this.
The 168 cases occurred while a staggering 21million doses were given out, the vast majority of them without any serious side effects.
The MHRA has already recommended that the jab isn’t given to under-30s, because their risk of dying of Covid is so small that they can afford to wait for a different vaccine to be offered to them, but said benefits outweigh risks for everyone else.