Spain restricting AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to over-60s after EMA blood-clot warning

Citing the EU

Citing the EU drug regulator’s warning about a rare but serious side effect of Vaxzevria, the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, Spain said it would only use it for adults over 60. This leaves some two million Spaniards in limbo.

Health Minister Carolina Darias said on Wednesday evening that, going forward, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will only be administered to people aged 60 and over. The decision was made after a virtual meeting of regional health ministers, following the announcement by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and an EU ministerial meeting on the subject.

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