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Italy Halts AstraZeneca Vaccine for Under-60s After Teenager Dies

A nurse prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Fasano Italy. (REUTERS/File)

A nurse prepares a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Fasano Italy. (REUTERS/File)

Camilla Canepa died on Thursday aged 18 after being given the vaccine on May 25.

The Italian government said on Friday it was restricting the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people over the age of 60, after a teenager who had taken the shot died from a blood clot.

Camilla Canepa died on Thursday aged 18 after being given the vaccine on May 25, triggering a storm of controversy in Italy over the Anglo-Swedish brand being given to adults of all ages despite previously-raised medical concerns.

"AstraZeneca will only be used for people over 60," the country's special COVID commissioner Francesco Figliuolo told reporters at a news conference.

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first published:June 11, 2021, 22:21 IST