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ACT checking COVID-19 vaccine stocks as AstraZeneca concern hits rollout

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Garran Surge Centre

Vaccinations are continuing today for eligible people at the Garran Surge Centre opposite Canberra Hospital. Photo: File.

The ACT is reviewing its COVID-19 vaccine stocks and supplies in the wake of the decision to limit the administration of the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to adults aged over 50 years due to concerns about the potential for blood clots.

The Commonwealth announced the change last night in what was described as an abundance of caution after the European Union confirmed a link between the vaccine and blood clots in very rare circumstances.

In a fast-evolving situation, ACT Health worked through the night to prepare the Garran Surge Centre for operation today so people could receive the appropriate vaccine –…



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