Campania Governor bans Astrazeneca, J&J COVID vaccines for under-60s

De Luca says central government's position not clear

(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 15 - Campania Governor Vincenzo De Luca said Tuesday that he has banned giving people under-60s the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines in the southern region.
    Central government has told the regions to stop giving the AstraZeneca jab to under-60s, after links to bloods clots in younger people and the death of a 18-year-old woman after she had it.
    Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca use the same vaccine technology.
    "The people new to vaccination will not be given AstraZeneca if they are under 60," De Luca said in a statement.
    "As for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the (health) ministry's position is not defined in a clear, binding way.
    "So this vaccine will not be given to the under-60s".
    The government has said people under 60 who have had their first jab with AstraZeneca should have another vaccine when it is time for the second dose.


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