Táinaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin have called for the AstraZeneca vaccine to be used on young people within weeks, despite the potential health risks, saying “it would be a shame not to use them.”

Gript –

I’m not sure that’s what you’d call the most rigorous medical reasoning to be honest.

As it stands, adenovirus vaccines, including the AstraZeneca vaccine and the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, can generally only be used on older people, after it was found that they carry a small but real risk of potentially fatal blood clots in younger people.

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