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Australia recommends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine only for people over 60 - Metro US

Australia recommends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine only for people over 60

FILE PHOTO: Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will recommend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines only for people aged 60 years and over, while Pfizer shots will be offered to others, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Thursday.

Australia said in early April they would recommend people under 50 should get Pfizer’s vaccine in preference to AstraZeneca due to concerns over blood clots among recipients.

(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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