Vaccine use could be restricted


Sumary of Vaccine use could be restricted:

  • Urgent, high-level talks are under way in Australia after the UK recommended under-30s not be given the AstraZeneca vaccine due to safety fears..
  • The Health Minister says the government would be prepared to restrict the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine if Australia health authorities recommended it, after European research found a link between the jab and rare blood clots..
  • Australia medical experts were forced on Thursday to review evidence about the vaccine after UK recommended people aged under 30 be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca..
  • Greg Hunt was pushed on whether the decision could alter the federal government rollout plan, given AstraZeneca accounts for the bulk of vaccinations in that age group..
  • Australia immunisation advisory group and drug regulator – which met on Wednesday about the issue – were on Thursday considering the latest vaccination findings about the rare blood clot events from Europe and the UK..
  • Their advice will then be provided to the Australia expert medical panel, and the Commonwealth later on Thursday evening, as well as discussed with leaders in national cabinet on Friday..
  • Depending on the advice from Australian authorities, Prof Kelly said authorities would be looking to release communication to reassure people that the AstraZeneca jab was effective and safe…

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