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I’ve had a heart attack or take blood thinners: Can I get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine? – ABC News

If I’m over 50 and have previously had a heart attack or am on blood thinners — is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe? We ask the experts.

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Australians over the age of 50 who have previously had a heart attack are still safe to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, experts say.
Key points:

  • People who have had a heart attack are at increased risk of serious harm or death from COVID-19
  • The type of blood clots observed in people who have had AstraZeneca is different to typical clots
  • Experts say people with heart disease should be vaccinated with whichever jab they’re offered

This latest advice comes after health authorities last week recommended…

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