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A few skipped vaccine appointments after European suspensions – England’s chief medic

Britain's PM Johnson holds a coronavirus briefing at 10 Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) – A few people did not turn up for vaccination appointments after the AstraZeneca shot was suspended in some European countries following reports of blood clots, England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty said on Thursday.

“There are anecdotal reports which I’m sure will be accurate that in some places a few people have not turned up immediately after they heard the news,” he told a Downing Street briefing.

“But the numbers were very small who did that actually; almost record numbers have been going through in terms of numbers of people taking up the vaccine.”

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton, writing by Paul Sandle, editing by Estelle Shirbon)

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