Aus stands by AstraZeneca vax amid patient reactions and global fears

Four people in Queensland have had vaccine reactions, while 17 countries have delayed their immunisation programs due to blood clot concerns

Australian health officials have thrown their support behind the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine despite a handful of new allergic reactions and increasing global trepidation.

Four people in Queensland suffered reactions in the past two days, prompting the state government to urge people with a history of anaphylaxis to avoid being immunised.

The people in Bundaberg, Toowoomba, and two in Ipswich all had anaphylactic reactions to the AstraZeneca jab in past 48 hours.

Queensland Health director