AstraZeneca, the Netherlands suspends vaccinations to avoid wasting doses

by time news

The Netherlands has suspended all administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine until April 7, to avoid having to waste doses after yesterday it was decided to temporarily limit vaccination to people over sixty. Some 700 over 60 were due to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine these days, but their appointments were canceled as there was no guarantee that they would be able to use all doses in the tubes.

Currently, around 400,000 people have received a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the Netherlands. Among these were five cases of blood clots in women between the ages of 25 and 65, one of whom died. For this reason, the Minister of Health yesterday decided to suspend vaccinations under the age of 60 yesterday, waiting to clarify whether there is a causal link between vaccines and cases of thrombosis.

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