Canada pauses AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine use for those under 55, wants new risk analysis
OTTAWA/TORONTO (REUTERS) - Canadian health officials said on Monday (March 29) they would stop offering AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to people under age 55 and require a new analysis of the shot's risks and benefits based on age and gender.
The moves follow reports from Europe of rare but serious blood clots, bleeding and in some cases death after vaccination, mainly in young women. No such cases have been reported in Canada, with about 307,000 AstraZeneca doses administered.……
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