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| 6 May 2021, Thursday | النسخة العربية

Italy’s medicines agency may discuss use of J&J vaccine only for over 60s – paper

Italy’s AIFA could discuss the possibility of using Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) coronavirus vaccine only for people over the age of 60, the head of the medicines agency told a paper on Wednesday.

“We’ll see what it’s best use will be. We could discuss the possibility of reserving these (J&J) shots to people over the age of 60 since (blood clot) cases are again concentrated under the age of 50,” AIFA director Nicola Magrini told Il Corriere della Sera newspaper in an interview.

On Tuesday, U.S. federal health agencies recommended pausing use of J&J’s vaccine for at least a few days after 6 women under age 50 developed rare blood clots after receiving the jab.