Italian government recommends to use AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged over 60
, as there are concerns that younger people could face the consequences of blood clots. The Local
reported that, with a reference to Franco Locatelli, the government counselor for combating the Covid crisis.
The decision to recommend the use of AstraZeneca for patients over 60's was made several hours after the EMA confirmed connection between the vaccination with AstraZeneca and the emergency of blood clots.
According to Franco Locatelli, "the data on blood clots only pointed to a link for people receiving the first dose". So there should be no problem for those under the age of 60 receiving their second and final dose of the vaccine.
"Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands are among several countries that are not recommending the AstraZeneca shot for younger people", writes The Local.
On April 6, the EMA representative confirmed there is a connection between the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus and the development of blood clots in the patients' bodies.
The first messages about side effects after vaccination with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) appeared in early March. Austria was the first to state it suspends the vaccination with the use of this drug. Later, more than 20 countries did the same.
Currently, the lethal cases after the AstraZeneca drug were reported by the UK, Norway, Georgia, Germany and other countries.