Belgium Restricts Astrazeneca Vaccine To Over 55s

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Updated April 7, 2021
In this file photo taken on March 12, 2021 shows empty vials of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at the UBO (Universite Bretagne Occidentale) in Brest, western France.
The Netherlands suspends the use of AstraZeneca vaccine on March 14, 2021.


Belgium on Wednesday announced it is restricting AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine to over 55s only, following confirmation by the EU’s drugs regulator of a link with rare forms of blood clots.

The suspension of the jab for adults aged 18 to 55 is based on “recent scientific advice,” the health ministry said in a statement, adding that people in that age bracket would be offered jabs from BioNTech/Pfizer or Moderna instead.