Philippines suspends AstraZeneca jabs for under 60s

The Philippines will suspend its use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for those under 60 after reports of blood clots overseas. – EPA pic, April 8, 2021.

THE Philippine health department suspended today the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab for people under 60 after reports of blood clots overseas, in a setback for the country’s already slow vaccine rollout.

It comes amid a record surge in coronavirus infections that has forced more than 24 million people in the capital and surrounding provinces into a lockdown.

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