WARRINGTON'S public health chief says people should continue to get their coronavirus vaccination.

The JCVI confirmed earlier today, Wednesday, that those under 30 would not be offered the AstraZeneca jab while investigations continue over a link to rare blood clots.

Three people aged under 30 have died after developing a blood clot following the jab.

That follows more than 20 million jabs.

There is a one in a million risk of dying from a blood clot and four in a million of developing one.

Thara Raj, Warringtons director of public health, said “Vaccination is extremely important in helping us in the fight against coronavirus. Please don’t hesitate to take up the offer of a vaccination when you are invited.

"It is advised by the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) that everyone continues to go for their vaccination – whether it is the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna injection.

“As an extra precaution, and while the data is being further investigated, the JCVI has suggested that people under 30 who are not clinically extremely vulnerable will be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

"For those who are under 30 and in a clinically extremely vulnerable group, it is being advised that you take up the AstraZeneca vaccine if offered it because the benefits far outweigh any risks.

“This is particularly important if you have already had a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and have the second dose booked in. Please attend your appointment.”