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AstraZeneca next steps, Covid mental health concerns and new breast cancer treatment – this week’s Friday Five

Alternative to AstraZeneca for under-30s Under-30s in the UK will be offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine where available, says UK government vaccine advisory group JCVI. A review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) found a “reasonably plausible” link to the vaccine and rare blood clots, with the risk of developing…

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Assisted dying debate, and Covid-19 latest – this week’s Friday Five

Moderna vaccine to be rolled out in the UK this month The Moderna Covid vaccine will be available in the UK from April, it was announced this week. The jab was approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) in January, and has been found to be 95% effective. Like the BioNTech/Pfizer and…

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Covid-19 latest: AstraZeneca concerns, vaccine shortages and potential public inquiry – This Week’s Friday Five

Oxford-AstraZeneca is “safe and effective” says EU regulator After a review of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has announced that it is “safe and effective”. Concerns over links between the vaccine and blood clots cases led 13 EU states to suspend use of the AstraZeneca vaccine this week. The World Health…