Canada pauses AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine use for those under 55

Reuters

30 Mac 2021, 12:14 pagi

Updated 3 months ago

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Canadian health officials said on Monday they would stop offering AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to people under age 55 and require a new analysis of the shot's benefits and risks based on age and gender.

The moves follow reports from Europe of rare but serious blood clots, bleeding and in some cases death after vaccination, mainly in young women. No such cases have been reported in Canada, with about 307,000 AstraZeneca doses administered...

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