Information for Community Champions and others who are helping to build confidence in Covid-19 community testing and the vaccination programme in Kirklees. This page was last updated on 26th May 2021.
What is the concern?
Recently there have been reports of a very rare condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after vaccination. This is being carefully reviewed but the risk factors for this condition are not yet clear.
Although this condition remains extremely rare there appears to be a higher risk in people shortly after the first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine. Around four people develop this condition for every million doses of AZ vaccine doses given. This is seen slightly more often in younger people and tends to happen between four days and two weeks following vaccination.
This condition can also occur naturally, and clotting problems are a common complication of Covid-19 infection. An increased risk has not yet been seen after other Covid-19 vaccines, but this is being carefully monitored.
Further advice from Public Health England
Additional information and details of appropriate action and next steps is available from this Public Health England online leaflet:
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