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Before Taking The AstraZeneca Vaccine, Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know

The University of Oxford, AstraZeneca vaccine is a vaccine that aims to protect against COVID-19. AstraZeneca vaccine was praised for its cost-effectiveness and its easy-to-store advantages. But recent cases of blood clots linked to the vaccine have led to doubts about its safety.

Some people are taking this vaccine without knowing much about it, see below few things you ought to know about the vaccine:

1) Both the UK regulator and the EMA concluded that the vaccine is safe and there is no evidence that the vaccine causes clots.

2) Vaccination is recommended for persons with comorbidities that have been identified as increasing the risk of severe COVID-19, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and diabetes. 

3) Although AstraZeneca's vaccine has been authorized in more than 50 countries, it has not yet been given the green light in the U.S. The U.S. study comprised more than 30,000 volunteers, of whom two-thirds were given the vaccine while the rest got dummy shots.

4) The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 is more rugged than the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. 

5) For the moment, in many countries, especially on the African continent, the AstraZeneca vaccine is the only one that will be available in substantial quantities.

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