Covid-19 Australia: AstraZeneca uptake skyrockets as more young people opt in ...

Covid-19 Australia: AstraZeneca uptake skyrockets as more young people opt in ...
Covid-19 Australia: AstraZeneca uptake skyrockets as more young people opt in ...
Thousands of young Aussies book in for AstraZeneca jabs to get the nation moving again - with 340,500 taking up the call in just four weeks More than 340,500 young Australians got AstraZeneca jab in last four weeks Under 40s accounted for a third with more young people choosing to get jabbed  Uptick in demand suggests vaccine hesitancy is slowly on way out in Australia 

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A record number of young Australians have received their AstraZeneca jab in the past four weeks in a positive sign vaccine hesitancy is on the way out.

More than 340,500 under 60s have received their jab with under 40s accounting for a staggering one third.

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The massive uptick suggests a change in attitude to the AstraZeneca vaccine after its extremely rare blood clotting side effect fuelled hesitancy across the country.   

Jackson Gray, 21, said he got the jab after deciding the benefits far outweighed the 1.6 in 100,000 risk of getting the rare blood clot.   

A record number of young Australians have received their AstraZeneca jab in the past four weeks in a positive sign vaccine hesitancy is on the way out

A record number of young Australians have received their AstraZeneca jab in the past four weeks in a positive sign vaccine hesitancy is on the way out

More than 340,500 under 60s have received their jab with under 40s accounting for a staggering one third

More than 340,500 under 60s have received their jab with under 40s accounting for a staggering one third

'My doctor explained the rates of the blood clotting and the chance of getting it and he said there's a much higher risk of blood clotting in different circumstances than from having the vaccine,' he told The Australian

'That kind of took the ­pressure off.'

The surge in demand comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison opened up the jab

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