Australia: Pfizer is now the preferred coronavirus vaccine for people aged under 50

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Pfizer is now the preferred vaccine for people aged under 50, Australia’s medical experts have decided after a lengthy meeting to discuss a rare but serious blood clotting side effect linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The government is now reviewing Australia’s vaccine portfolio as the entire rollout will require an overhaul, throwing the timeline of the country’s vaccination program into doubt. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the advice was not a prohibition on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in people aged under 50.

Sydney Morning Herald report


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** This post was originally published on April 8, 2021 **