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NSW resumes AstraZeneca vaccine rollout after temporary pause

The rollout of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in NSW has resumed after a temporary pause this morning.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the suspension was so health workers and officials could be updated on the advice handed down last night.

Consent forms have also been amended with the new information about the blood clot risk.

A vial of AstraZeneca vaccine.
The NSW government has stopped administering the AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot concerns. (Nine)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison last night announced people under 50 should receive the Pfizer vaccine instead of AstraZeneca due to blood clot risks.

Health workers are now up to speed and vaccinations have resumed.

“I just turned 50 last year and I intend to get the second dose… Dr Chant is in the same situation,” Ms Berejiklian said.

In an earlier statement confirming the pause, NSW Health: “Following the new advice from the Commonwealth last night, informed consent information will be updated to provide patients and those administering the AstraZeneca vaccine with the latest information…the Pfizer vaccine will continue to be administered as planned at NSW Health clinics.”

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