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ACT pushing ahead with new vaccine hub despite AstraZeneca advice change | The Canberra Times



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The ACT Health Minister says the government will push ahead with the opening of another mass vaccination centre, despite the recommendation against under-50s getting the AstraZeneca vaccine. A vaccination clinic similar to the one at the Garran Surge Centre has been slated to open at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce at the end of April. Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith on Wednesday said there had been no change to that plan, even after Australia’s vaccine advisory panel recommended people under 50 get the Pfizer vaccine over the AstraZeneca vaccine because of an extremely low risk of blood clots. “We do not anticipate an impact to appointments or services following…

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