Philippines lifts ban on the administration of Astra Zenaca vaccines for those under 60

The Philippines will resume administering AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine to people below 60 years of age.  

“The benefit outweighs the risk. Only a small percentage of the population had these adverse effects for AstraZeneca,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told a regular news conference, in an apparent reference to countries where blood clots were reported. 

Health authorities will release guidelines to include different precautions on the use of the AstraZeneca shots, Vergeire added. 

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