UPDATE - Spanish Health Ministry Lifts Age Restrictions For AstraZeneca Vaccine - Reports

UPDATE - Spanish Health Ministry Lifts Age Restrictions for AstraZeneca Vaccine - Reports

MADRID (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 31st March, 2021) The Spanish Health Ministry is lifting the age restrictions for the coronavirus vaccine produced by AstraZeneca, Cadena Ser radio reported.

Earlier reports said the country had raised the age limit for the medicine from 55 to 65 years.

The Jannsen vaccine, which includes only one shot, will be administered to residents of the country over 66 years old. It is the fourth COVID-19 vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), after vaccines by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

Earlier, the EMA said it was investigating incidents with patients who received shots from one batch of AstraZeneca vaccines in several EU countries and who later had thromboembolic complications.

A number of European countries, including Austria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Denmark, Bulgaria, Norway, Iceland, Slovenia, Cyprus, Italy, France, Germany and Spain, suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The EMA later made a recommendation to continue using the medicine, after which a number of countries resumed vaccinations with it.