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Your questions on AstraZeneca, blood clots and vaccines answered by experts




Australia’s vaccine rollout has hit a few speed bumps, and many of us are still unsure when exactly we’ll get the vaccine.

Add in reports of incredibly rare dangerous blood clots linked to vaccines, and it’s understandable that Australians have a lot of questions.

We put your questions to ABC medical reporter Sophie Scott and epidemiologist Hassan Vally, from Latrobe University, in a live blog earlier today.

Here are five of the best questions, and their answers:

The pill and blood clots

My understanding is the contraceptive pill has a much higher blood-clotting risk than the vaccine, so how is it allowed to be prescribed if we are recommended to not take the AZ [AstraZeneca] vaccine under 50?

Sophie Scott: You are correct that there are…

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