Greek vaccination committee recommends AstraZeneca jab for over-60s

Greek vaccination committee recommends AstraZeneca jab for over-60s

In a change of policy, Greece’s National Vaccine Committee on Monday recommended the administration of the Astrazeneca vaccine against Covid-19 only to citizens over the age of 60.

The change in the age limits was decided because Greece has an adequate number of vaccines and there is a steady decrease in new infections, the head of the committee, Maria Theodoridou, said at Monday’s regular briefing on the pandemic.

People who have booked their appointment for the first dose of AstraZeneca will be able to choose one of the other three available vaccines, if they wish to.

The committee however recommended that those who have already done the 1st dose of the vaccine and have an appointment for the 2nd dose do not have to change jabs, as the possibilities of side effects are extremely rare, she added.

This recommendation may be changed only in incidents of thrombosis  in those who have taken the first dose.

Until now, the Astrazeneca vaccine had been given to people over 30 years of age.

Source : Newsroom Σύνδεσμος

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