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UK halts AstraZeneca COVID vaccine trial on kids amid blood-clot concerns

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Fews App Post Time 11d ago

More On: COVID vaccine Rangers get day off as players get COVID-19 vaccines Boat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world’s far corners Average US COVID-19 death toll plunges even as new cases rise Budweiser among big brands urging people to get COVID vaccine British researchers have halted trials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on children — as European health officials on Wednesday expressed growing confidence that it is tied to blood clots. Oxford University, which developed the drug along with AstraZeneca, confirmed late Tuesday that it was halting the pioneering trials that involved children as young as 6. “Whilst there are no safety concerns in the pediatric clinical trial, we await additional information” from regulators, an Oxford spokesperson said.

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