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Philippines suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

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Philippine health authorities suspended on Thursday the use of Astrazeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for people below 60 years of age to investigate reports of blood clots coming from overseas.For more

Philippine health authorities suspended on Thursday the use of Astrazeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for people below 60 years of age to investigate reports of blood clots coming from overseas.

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The temporary suspension came after the European Medicines Agency recommended to include blood clots as a rare side effect of the vaccine, Food and Drug Administration chief Rolando Enrique Domingo said in a statement, adding that there were no reports of such adverse side effects in the country.

The Philippines has so far received 525,600 doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccines, about a fifth of the country’s total inventory, through the COVAX facility.

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Source: News https://english.alarabiya.net/coronavirus/2021/04/08/Philippines-suspends-use-of-AstraZeneca-vaccine-for-people-under-60

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