Govt weighs choice of COVID-19 vax for young people

Federal and state leaders will meet Friday to decide what to do about rare clotting events

The Federal Government will likely follow the UK in giving healthy young people a choice of COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of blood clot concerns linked to AstraZeneca’s product, a leading vaccine investigator believes.

As concern mounts over the rare clotting adverse events, ATAGI and the TGA’s expert immunisation group are holding an urgent meeting on Thursday ahead of a National Cabinet meeting on Friday that will decide whether Australia’s vaccine rollout strategy needs to be tweaked.

Dr Paul Griffin, the director of