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The AstraZeneca vaccine will only be given to people between the ages of 60 and 65


First entry: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 01:42

The Spanish government announced on Wednesday that it had decided to give the new Swedish coronavirus vaccine AstraZeneca for the new coronavirus, but only to citizens between the ages of 60 and 65, following announcements by European and British regulators confirming the product. with rare cases of thrombosis in the brain.

“We will continue to give the AstraZeneca vaccine, but (to citizens) from 60 to 65 years old,” said Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias during a press conference after a meeting with the heads of regional health services.

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Ms Darias announced the decision hours after the European Medicines Agency’s assessment that thrombosis should be listed as one of the rare side effects of the vaccine developed by Anglo-Swedish Pharmacy in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

Sources: AMPE, AFP, Reuters

Last Updated: Thursday, 8 April 2021, 01:42

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