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Five UK cases of ‘rare’ blood clot after AZ jab – but ‘no causal link’

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Five people in the UK who had the AstraZeneca jab developed a specific brain blood clot but no causal link has been made with the jab, the medicines regulator said on Thursday.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it was looking at the reports but stressed the events were “extremely rare” and there was a possibility they could have been caused by Covid itself.

The five people were men aged 19 to 59 who experienced a clot together with low blood platelet count. One of the five has since died.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it was looking at the reports but stressed the events were “extremely rare” and there was a possibility they could have been caused by Covid itself.

It said the cases represented a less than one in a million chance of suffering this type of clot, while the risk of dying from Covid aged 40 to 49 was one in 1,000.

The type of clot – cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) – prevents blood from draining out of the brain.

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