People Under Age 50 Turned Away from Victoria Vaccination Centers due to AstraZeneca Risk

Victoria has ordered for suspension of mass vaccination for people under the age of 50 of AstraZeneca doses over blood clot side effect linked to the vaccine.

The Victorian Health Department said on Friday that vaccination appointments for people aged under 50 shall be canceled until consent forms for taking the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“Until updated consent forms and consumer information are available from the Commonwealth … it is advised that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not administered to eligible persons aged under 50 years,” a statement from the department said.

“Appointments should not proceed until these resources are provided,” it added.

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The advice came after people under 50 which many of them were healthcare workers, were turned away from mass vaccination sites in Melbourne after they have arrived for their appointment to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Australia’s medical experts said that Pfizer will be the preferred vaccine for people under the age of 50.


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