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Canada pauses use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for those below 55

Canada pauses use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for adults below age 55, a top public health officer said on Monday, after an advisory panel cited “substantial uncertainty” around the potential risk of developing rare blood clots. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization earlier recommended recommended a pause in the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for Canadians […]

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United Kingdom authorises use of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

The United Kingdom authorised  emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The UK has ordered 100 million doses, enough for about 50 million people. The first dose would be given as early as Monday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said this would cover the entire population  when combined with the full order of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. The approval […]