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UK makes the decision: AstraZeneca vaccine not under 30 years old

UK makes the decision: AstraZeneca vaccine not under 30 years old

The British authorities have decided that the AstraZeneca vaccine should not be injected into adults under the age of 30, when possible, as it may cause blood clots, writes the BBC.

The recommendation came after regulators in both Britain and the European Union stressed that the benefits of getting the vaccine continue to outweigh the risks for most people even though the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it had found a "possible link". between vaccine and blood clots.

However, the EMA did not advise new restrictions on the age of those who should receive the vaccine, leaving its member states to decide whether or not to restrict its use. Some countries have already imposed vaccine restrictions. Any move in this direction is being closely monitored as the vaccine, which is cheaper and easier to maintain than many others, is critical to global immunization campaigns. It is considered a pillar of the UN-backed program, known as COVAX, which aims to supply vaccines to some of the world's poorest countries.

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