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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.
Fred TANNEAU / AFP

 

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.