Donegal GP says blood clot numbers post vaccination are to be expected

There have been 41 reports of Irish patients getting blood-clots after an AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.


Less than five that suffered from blood clots were associated with low platelets, according to the medicines watchdog.


All those effected were under the age 40 and got the condition after their first dose – but they have since been discharged from hospital.


The AstraZeneca jab is now limited to over-40s here, due to fears of blood clots.


Donegal GP, Dr Denis McCauley, from the Irish Medical Organisation, has welcomed the fact that those who had more serious issues with blood clots after receiving the vaccination have recovered.