German Commission recommends people under 60 not to take 2nd dose of AstraZeneca vaccine – Money Times

The German government has announced that only people aged 60 and over will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine (Image: REUTERS / Yves Herman)

The commission of vaccines gives Germany, called STIKO, recommended on Thursday that people under the age of 60 who took the first dose of AstraZeneca against a Covid-19 must receive a different immunizer in the second dose.

Earlier in the week, the German government announced that only people aged 60 and over will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine due to the occurrence of rare but serious thromboembolic side effects, adding that it would make a separate recommendation later for younger people who already had received the first dose.

“Until appropriate data are available, STIKO recommends that people under the age of 60 take, instead of a second dose of AstraZeneca, a dose of a messenger RNA vaccine that is applied 12 weeks after the first dose”, said STIKO on his website.

Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines include those manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and for Modern.

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