Australia halts AstraZeneca vaccine for most people under 50

Australia has become the latest country to restrict use of the AstraZeneca vaccine by recommending that it not be given to people under age 50.


CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia on Thursday become the latest country to restrict use of the AstraZeneca vaccine by recommending that it not be given to people under age 50.

The announcement came after Australian drug regulators held a series of urgent meetings earlier in the day. The recommendation came after the European Medicines Agency said it had found a “possible link” between the shot and the rare blood clots, though regulators in the United Kingdom and the European Union emphasised that the benefits of receiving the vaccine continue to outweigh the risks for most people.


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