AstraZeneca and Pfizer coronavirus vaccines should be deferred for small group of Australians amid blood clot concerns, advisory group says – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2021-03-25/covid-19-astrazeneca-pfizer-vaccines-blood-clots-recommendation/100027624

… This is the first time a warning has been given for COVID-19 vaccines in Australia, and the recommendation applies to both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, although the current concerns have been focussed on the latter.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) said “for the time being, ATAGI recommends that vaccination with any COVID-19 vaccine should be deferred for people who have a history of … rare conditions.”

It listed the rare conditions as people with a confirmed medical history of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and people with a confirmed medical history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)…

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