CANBERRA, Apr 8 – Australia said on Thursday it now recommends the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine over the one made by AstraZeneca for people under 50 years of age.
The European drug regulator on Wednesday detected a possible link between AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine and rare cases of blood clotting in adults who had received the injection and claimed to have taken into account all the available evidence.
Australia’s chief medical officer, Paul Kelly, said that while the risk is extremely low, Australian experts have modified their recommendation regarding people at higher risk.
Australia will continue to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine to those over 70 years of age.
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