Vials of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. Many countries have limited the use of the shot to younger people. Photo: AFP Vials of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. Many countries have limited the use of the shot to younger people. Photo: AFP
Vials of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. Many countries have limited the use of the shot to younger people. Photo: AFP

Top EMA official suggests ditching AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine where others are available

  • Several countries have stopped administering the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot to people below a certain age because of concerns about blood clots
  • But the European Medicines Agency’s head of vaccine strategy said the risk-benefit ratio of using it still remains favourable for all age groups

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Vials of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. Many countries have limited the use of the shot to younger people. Photo: AFP Vials of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. Many countries have limited the use of the shot to younger people. Photo: AFP
Vials of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine. Many countries have limited the use of the shot to younger people. Photo: AFP
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