UPDATE: Changes to the AstraZeneca Vaccine for adults under 50
On 8 April 2021, the Federal Department of Health announced changes to the vaccine rollout including a preference for the use of the Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine in adults aged under 50 years.
This follows advice from Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in light of evolving evidence of a rare but serious side effect involving thrombosis with thrombocytopenia following receipt of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
ATAGI has further recommended that:
The Department of Health is advising that in the short term, and in line with ATAGI’s recommendations, you may want to contact any patients under 50 who are currently booked to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and cancel in cases where the benefit clearly does not outweigh the risk.’
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