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Government favours Pfizer over AstraZeneca for under 50s

Due to “very rare” and potentially deadly side effects experienced by a tiny portion of younger recipients of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the Federal Government has now recommended a preference for the Pfizer vaccine in people aged under 50. 

The recommendations, presented to the Federal Government this evening by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), mean the later stages of the national vaccine rollout will have to be adjusted.

It also sees the Federal Government place the onus on the public to decide whether or not they will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, with health officials developing resources to let Australians give “informed consent” before recieving the jab.


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