Vaccine Use Suspended

Vaccine Use Suspended

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is suspending use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in people under 55.

The vaccine will now only be used on people between 55 and 64.

The province is following a recommendation from the Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Some people in Europe, mostly young women, have been developing rare blood clots.

Dr. Joss Reimer of the provincial Vaccine Task Force says the pause will allow Health Canada to conduct more research.

She doesn't think this will have a significant impact on the timeline for vaccine distribution.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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