Belgium restricts AstraZeneca vaccine to over 55s

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BRUSSELS, April 7, 2021 (BSS/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.