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Berlin suspends vaccination with AstraZeneca for persons under 60 – RT in Russian

Berlin authorities have decided to suspend vaccination with the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for persons under 60 years of age as a precautionary measure pending new recommendations from federal agencies.

This was announced by the senator of Berlin for health care Dilek Kalaychi.

“We have decided not to vaccinate people younger than 60 years old – regardless of gender – with the AstraZeneca vaccine yet. This is a precautionary measure, “- quotes her words at a press conference RIA Novosti.

The senator stressed that in Berlin there were no “tragic cases” associated with the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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As reported by MDR TV, the Berlin University Hospital Charité and the operator of the state clinic Vivantes have stopped vaccinating their employees under the age of 55 with Astrazeneca until further notice following reports of cerebral vein thrombosis in women.

The Vaccination Center and the ISAR Clinic in Munich also followed suit.

On March 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) Vaccine Safety Advisory Committee concluded that the potential benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the potential risks of its use.

The expert committee on the safety of drugs of the European Medicines Agency during the assessment of information on complications in those vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine also did not find an unambiguous relationship between cases of thrombosis and the use of the drug.

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