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2022-04-05
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Canada’s decision to suspend the use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in Canadians under 55 during a surging third wave and a slow vaccination rollout is a calculated risk.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated its guidance to provinces and territories against the use of the vaccine for younger Canadians on Monday, following reports of rare but potentially fatal blood clots in Europe connected to the shot.

Health Canada says the benefits of the vaccine to protect against COVID-19 still outweigh the potential risks, with more than 300a city program in which streets are closed to traffic to allow people to walk,000 doses of the shot administered and no cases of the serious clotting?condition, known as?vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia (VIPIT), in Canada.?

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