Medical &Health

Belgium restricts AstraZeneca vaccine to over 55s

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.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)