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Spain widens age limit for AstraZeneca jabs

The use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to protect against COVID-19 in Spain will be widened to include people aged 66-69, the health ministry announced Thursday. Amid fears the jab may cause blood clots, the government had on Wednesday limited the vaccine to 60-65 year-olds. “The aim is to complete the inoculation of the people who

Italy reserves AstraZeneca vaccine for over 60s

Italy will reserve AstraZeneca’s vaccine for the over 60s following concerns of a link to blood clots in younger people, the government’s top adviser on the coronavirus crisis announced Wednesday. The decision has been taken to “recommend the preferential use on individuals aged above 60”, Franco Locatelli told reporters. His announcement came hours after the

Italy to restart AstraZeneca vaccinations Friday: PM

Italy will resume administering AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccines on Friday after the EU’s drugs regulator declared them safe, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said. Italy suspended the use of the jab on Monday, one of a number of European countries taking precautionary action following concerns it was linked to blood clots. “The administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Major European nations suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Germany, France and Italy on Monday became the latest countries to suspend use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine over reports of dangerous blood clots in some recipients, though the company and European regulators have said there is no evidence the shot is to blame. AstraZeneca’s formula is just one of three vaccines in use on the

AstraZeneca vaccine not to blame for Austria death: EMA

Europe’s medicines watchdog said Wednesday a preliminary probe showed that a batch of AstraZeneca vaccines used in Austria was likely not to blame for the death of a nurse who received a jab. Austria on Monday announced it would stop using doses from the batch, made by the British-Swedish firm with Oxford University, after the