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Many Brits pulling out of Oxford ‘vaccine appointments’ over health fears

by LLB staff reporter
17th Mar 21 4:22 pm

People across the UK are cancelling their vaccination appointments over fears to have the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab.

This comes as many countries across the EU have suspended the Oxford vaccinations after there have been reports of blood clots.

Out of 9.7m people who have received the vaccine, there have been 30 blood clot cases reported, which is far “lower figure than would be expected to occur naturally in a general population of this size.”

The Pfizer/BioNTech jab has been linked to 38 cases across 10.7m people who have been vaccinated.

Dr Raj who is an NHS surgeon and Imperial College London lecturer told MailOnline, “They’ve seen the news from Europe about different countries suspending their vaccination and that has made them worried with some saying they won’t get a jab or will wait for a Pfizer one.

“It’s one thing to have some sort of conspiracy that goes online and that becomes a vaccine myth which is worrying, but this is at a governmental, official level.

“Naturally people listen to this and are led more easily by these concerns because it’s at official level.”

One GP said that around 10% of people are refusing to come forward for their vaccine and checking to find out which vaccine that they will get.

Dr Mohammed Abbas Khaki told The Times, “They’ve already had one dose and they felt maybe that will be okay.

“Or [some feel] maybe they should switch to Pfizer-BioNTech and restart the whole process with Pfizer.”

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