Germany to allow AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to all adults – minister

FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” are seen in this illustration taken March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will allow AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to be given to adults of all ages, reversing a previous decision that restricted it to people who are over 60 years old, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Thursday.

Spahn also said Germany aimed to offer 12-18 year olds a vaccine by the end of August, provided regulators give approval for the BioNTech/Pfizer shot for that age group.

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