Canada Suspends AstraZeneca Vaccine Use for Anyone Under 55
Canada has decided to stop giving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to anyone under 55 years old.
The decision comes after reports of blood clots from people who received the vaccine.
No blood clots have been reported in Canada so far, but it will not be given to younger people as a precaution.
Canada’s chief medical adviser says the AstraZeneca vaccine’s benefits still outweigh the risks.
It is still unclear if there is a connection between the vaccine and the reported blood clots.