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How might the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine cause blood clots? We ask the experts – ABC News

How might AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine cause blood clots? And why are mostly younger women affected? We ask the experts.



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The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been identified as the likely cause of more than 100 very rare, potentially deadly blood clots.
Key points:

  • In very rare cases, some people develop a blood clot after vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Experts don’t know if the immune reaction that causes these clots is due to the adenovirus component in the vaccine
  • It’s also not clear why more younger women have presented with these clots

This conclusion, drawn by regulators in Australia, led to an overhaul…

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