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The UK’s coronavirus vaccination programme has seen more than 25 million people given their first jab, with just over 2 per cent of the population now having received the full protection of an immunisation against the virus.

Despite concerns earlier this week that the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab was causing rare blood clots in a small number of people, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) decided on Thursday to give its backing to the continued use of the jab in the fight against coronavirus.

“The committee has come to a clear scientific conclusion. This is a safe and effective vaccine, its benefits in protecting people from Covid-19 with the associated risks of death and hospitalisation outweigh the possible risks,” EMA’s executive director Emer Cooke said.

“The committee also concluded that the vaccine is not associated with an increase in the overall risk of thromboembolitic events or blood clots.”



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