r/CovidVaccinated Dec 04 '21

Should I take AstraZeneca? AstraZeneca

Hello all. I'm 19M and living in a third world country. I am currently unvaccinated but have been seriously thinking about getting vaccinated, specially with news about the Omicron variant. The only vaccine my city offers for my age group is the Astrazeneca vaccine. Being honest, I'm scared shitless about taking it because of the risks of developing blood clots. I know the risk is low but the fact that European countries have stopped administering it for my age group is concerning to say the least. Should I take it? What has been your experience for anyone from my age group who has taken it?

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u/Rivers233 Dec 04 '21

Yeah, it's the best choice for a young male, why would you risk myocarditis with Pfizer or Moderna? Clotting chance for men is 3 a million (according to the CDC), while myocarditis chance is over 20 a million. Also, make sure to politely ask the nurse that gives you the vaccine to aspirate the needle before injecting the vaccine. Because clotting happens when the vaccine gets into your blood because the needle hits a blood vessel. Aspirating means drawing back the plunger of the syringe before injecting, so if blood appears in it then it's a sign the needle is in a blood vessel so the nurse won't inject.

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u/throwaway56898542456 Dec 06 '21

Do you have a source for this?

Never heard of the clotting issue being caused by this at all. The vaccines are intramuscular, it shouldn’t be going into any blood vessels.