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AstraZeneca pauses trial of vaccine on children after concerns about rare blood clots

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his programme exclusively reported that the UK's medicines regulator, the MHRA, is looking closely at the planned roll out of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine among younger groups.

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Now, the trial of the vaccine among children is being paused over concerns about possible links with rare blood clots on the brain.

The latest 24-hour government figures show nearly forty one thousand people received their first dose of the Covid vaccine yesterday.

More than sixty four and a half thousand people had their second dose.

Over thirty one and a half million people have now received their first dose of a vaccine.

While five and a half million people have had both doses.

A further 20 people are reported to have died with Covid - bringing the UK total to 126,882.

And there have been another 2,379 new cases in the UK.
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