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News headlines: 400,000 who got one dose of AstraZeneca warned not to go abroad; Irish scientists discover why some Covid patients get life-threatening blood clots


AstraZeneca vaccine

AstraZeneca vaccine

AstraZeneca vaccine

More than 400,000 people who are waiting for a second dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine have been told they cannot travel abroad. Meanwhile, Scientists at the RSCI in Dublin have identified how some Covid-19 patients can develop life-threatening clots.

Foreign travel ban for 400,000 with only one AstraZeneca vaccine dose

The “vaccine bonus” for those who are a month on from their first AstraZeneca jab does not involve foreign travel, the updated advice from the HSE has warned. People in their 60s, and a significant number of those with underlying conditions, have been left waiting for a second dose of the vaccine, which will take at least eight weeks, but may be even longer for many.

Irish scientists discover why some Covid patients get life-threatening blood clots

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