Belgium imposes ban on AZ jabs for people under 56

Belgium is disregarding Wednesday’s advice from the European Union’s drug regulator, and imposing a four-week ban on administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people under 56

BRUSSELS -- Belgium is disregarding Wednesday’s advice from the European Union’s drug regulator and imposing a four-week ban on administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged under 56.

Nevertheless, Belgium imposed a ban on administering it to younger people.

“We will keep it this way for the next four weeks and reassess it then,” said Belgian Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke. He said the decision would have little impact on the vaccination campaign since few from that age group are in line to get jabs this month.

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