Slovenia suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccines for those under 60

Janez Jansa - vaccinatedPhoto: AP Photo

Slovenia will pause the use of AstraZeneca’s corona vaccine for those under 60 for the time being, the head of the Ministry of Health’s advisory committee stated.

The committee wants to see if the investigations show a connection between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots, which have occurred in some of those who have received the vaccine elsewhere in the world, committee chair Bojana Beovic told POP TV.

From next week, the vaccination of people over the age of 60 will start in Slovenia. Until now, those over the age of 64, as well as patients with serious underlying diseases and vulnerable occupational groups, have received the corona vaccine.

A total of 13% of Slovenes have received the first dose, and 6.5% have been fully vaccinated.

The number of infection cases has increased somewhat recently and now amounts to 591 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

Germany and the Netherlands made a similar decision last week, and several other countries have made similar decisions. In Norway, the use of the vaccine has been paused for all age groups.

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