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Spain removes age limits on AstraZeneca, J&J vaccines: Cadena Ser radio

FILE PHOTO: A nurse holds a tray of syringes with AstraZeneca vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Huelva, Spain March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain has decided to remove an upper age limit of 65 years on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and give Johnson & Johnson’s version of the jab to people aged over 66, Cadena Ser radio reported on Tuesday.

A public health commission approved the change at a meeting on Tuesday, the broadcaster said, citing a document it had seen, a week after Spain decided to reintroduce the AstraZeneca treatment for people aged 18-65.

Several European countries had suspended administering the shot over concerns related to cases of blood clots.

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  • Posted on March 31, 2021