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Italy recommends AZ shot only for over-60s – The West Australian

Italy has joined other European nations in limiting the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, recommending it only for people over 60.

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Italy will from now on recommend the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine only for people over aged 60, the country’s top health adviser says, after the European regulator found possible links between the vaccine and rare cases of blood clots.
Health Minister Roberto Speranza took the decision following consultation with experts and “other institutional figures”, Franco Locatelli, head of Italy’s Superior Health Council, told reporters on Wednesday.
Locatelli said people who had already taken a first dose…

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