A BRADFORD doctor says all under-40s will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid jab to help combat vaccine hesitancy.

Under-40s are to be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said there is an "extremely small risk" of people suffering blood clots after having the jab, but the risk of serious illness with Covid-19 also drops for younger people as infection rates fall across the country.

Speaking on today’s Good Morning Britain, Dr Amir Khan said: “They have recognised there is some vaccine hesitancy in the young age groups. They think some of that may be due to extremely rare blood clots.

“To help combat vaccine hesitancy, people under-40 may be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca, Pfizerr and Moderna. We have good supplies of those.

“We know under-30s have been offered the alternatives. That has been extended to 30 to 39 year-olds.”