Under-30s may have ‘small delay’ in getting Covid jab, says Jonathan Van-Tam

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England’s deputy chief medical officer says delay would be precaution against rare side-effect of blood clots

People under 30 have been told there may be a “small delay” to when they will receive a coronavirus vaccine, given adults in that age group are now being recommended to take an alternative jab to the one produced by AstraZeneca.

Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, said the rollout change was a “course correction” and a precaution against the “vanishingly rare” side-effect of blood clots.

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