Australia, Netherlands and Philippines latest to limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine – as it happened

Philippines and Netherlands suspend use of AstraZeneca jab for people under age 60; Australia recommends people under 50 get the Pfizer vaccine

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We’re going to leave it there for the day. Thanks for following along. A reminder of some of the key developments today:

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The company AstraZeneca released a statement last night following the Australian decision to recommend people under 50 do not receive the AstraZeneca Vaccine.

They have defended their product saying it’s successfully helped protect million against Covid-19 across the world:

Overall, regulatory agencies have reaffirmed the vaccine offers a high-level of protection against all severities of Covid-19 and that these benefits continue to far outweigh the risks…

AstraZeneca has been actively collaborating with regulators and expert advisory groups around the world, including the TGA and ATAGI in Australia to understand the individual cases, epidemiology and possible mechanisms that could explain these extremely rare events.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Australia, Netherlands and Philippines latest to limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine – as it happened ———