In the Netherlands, people under the age of 60 were vaccinated with AstraZeneca. Older people can still get this vaccine. This result is related to the latest communications from the European Pharmaceuticals Agency (EMA).
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The decision was announced by Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jong on Thursday evening after consultation with the Health Council.
Vaccination with the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca was suspended last week in the Netherlands for those under 60 years of age.
On Wednesday, the European Pharmaceuticals Association (EMA) announcedThere may actually be some side effects when using the vaccine. However, according to the EMA, this probability is less than 1 in 100,000.
In a letter to the lower house of parliament, Minister De Jong wrote that those under the age of 60 who received the first dose of the vaccine could receive a second injection.
– So far, no problems are known after taking the second dose – the head of the Ministry of Health informed the delegates.