Germany Limits Use of Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Because of Fears of Blood Clots - Voice of America

by voanews 03/31/2021

Germany has limited the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people 60 years of age and older due to concerns that it may be causing blood clots.    Federal and state health authorities cited nearly three-dozen cases of blood clots known as cerebral sinus vein thrombosis in its decision Tuesday, including nine deaths.  The country’s medical regulator, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, says all but two of the cases involved women between the ages of 20 and 63.     The nationwide order was made after several local governments, including Berlin, Munich and the states of Brandenburg and North Rhine


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