Dr Hilary issues latest advice on Johnson & Johnson as UK orders batches

“Let’s keep it in perspective,” said Dr Hilary, who highlighted how a Covid infection causes “far more cases of blood clots”.

In addition, “being overweight”, or “pregnant”, or those who “fly a lot” have a greater risk of blood clots than somebody who takes the Johnson & Johnson jab.

Other risk factors for developing blood clots:

  • Smoking
  • Long-haul flying
  • Having surgery
  • The combined pill (contraception)

“The risk is tiny and the benefits of vaccination are huge,” emphasised Dr Hilary.

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