AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will not be under 60 years of age

Updates: 09.06.2021 20:08

Prague – The Ministry of Health has recommended not vaccinating AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines under the age of 60. It stated this today in a press release with reference to the opinion of the Czech Vaccinological Society and the State Institute for Drug Control. Anyone who has already received the first dose of AstraZeneca will be given it. Other European countries have already joined similar age restrictions.

The reason is a very rare side effect reported with both vaccines, the so-called thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), in which blood clots form in the brain. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the incidence is estimated at 0.01 percent of those vaccinated, mostly at a younger age.

The Ministry informs vaccination centers and vaccinating general practitioners about the decision, to which the vaccines of these manufacturers usually go. Experts have also prepared recommendations on how to proceed if these thromboses occur in patients.

Source: České noviny – hlavní události by

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