Covid UK: Patients are CANCELLING appointments for AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears

Britons are cancelling appointments for the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine amid fears over its potential link to rare brain clots, GPs warned today. In what could be a major blow to vaccine uptake, doctors said they had been inundated with patients of all ages requesting to be given an alternative to the British-made jab.   GPs have also … Read more

Moderna’s Covid vaccine ‘is effective against Kent AND California variants and triggers antibodies’

Moderna‘s coronavirus vaccine is effective against the Californian variant spreading in the US, scientists say. And researchers also found the jab sparks Covid-fighting antibodies that stay in the blood for at least six months following a second dose. Evidence already shows the vaccine — deployed in Britain for the first time yesterday — works against the Kent … Read more

Matt Hancock insists UK on track to hit July vaccination target

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE RARE BLOOD CLOTS LINKED TO ASTRAZENECA’S VACCINE?  MHRA chief executive Dr June Raine said anyone who has one or more of the below symptoms for longer than four days after vaccination should seek urgent medical advice. Shortness of breath Chest pain Swollen leg Persistent stomach pain Severe headache Blurred vision Skin … Read more

Moderna vaccine is effective against California variant and produces antibodies for least 6 months

Moderna Inc’s coronavirus vaccine is effective against the California variant and its protection last for six months, two new studies find. In one study, researchers from Duke University found that the antibodies generated by Moderna’s jab had about two times less neutralizing power against the strain that was first discovered in the Golden State. While … Read more

Covid vaccine rollout is still on target, ministers pledge

All adults will be vaccinated by the target date of July 31 as the rollout continues ‘full steam ahead’, ministers pledged yesterday. And officials are confident there are sufficient supplies of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the ten million under-30s who have now been advised not to have the Oxford/AstraZeneca one. However, some experts … Read more

Covid-19 UK: What should I do if I’ve had the AstraZeneca jab?

Britons were once again left with a raft of questions over the safety of AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine after health chiefs today recommended it should not be given to under-30s because of its link to potentially deadly blood clots. No10’s jab advisory panel says healthy people aged 18 to 29 be offered either Pfizer or Moderna‘s … Read more

Under-30s should NOT be given the AstraZeneca vaccine, says UK regulator

Under-30s should NOT be given the AstraZeneca vaccine, says UK regulator in blow to Britain’s jab roll-out after 79 people suffer brain blood clots out of 20MILLION doses – but officials insist benefits outweigh risks for the vast majority of people Government’s vaccine advisory group recommending healthy people aged 19 to 29 offered different vaccine … Read more

Three people in Michigan DIED after contracting COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated

At least 246 people in Michigan who were fully immunized against COVID-19, tested positive for the virus, have tested positive for coronavirus and three have died.  No identifying information was available for the three people who died except that they were aged 65 or older.  This makes Michigan among the first states to report ‘breakthrough cases,’ … Read more