Germany stopped the use of the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine in people under 60 years of age.
16 federal states accepted the recommendation of the German vaccination commission. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the decision.
Accordingly, the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine will only be given to people aged 60 and over.
It was stated that the decision was taken on reports that the vaccine caused blood clots in some people.
Stopping the use of the vaccine directly affects the situation of tens of thousands of people with chronic conditions awaiting the vaccine.
At the press conference, Merkel, 66, was asked whether she would get the Oxford / Astrazeneca vaccine. Merkel said that it will be vaccinated in its turn.
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