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Slovakia suspends use of AZ jab for first doses

The Slovakian Health Ministry said on Tuesday it will halt the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for people receiving their first doses of the jab.

The decision comes after the State Institute for Drug Control concluded that a 47-year old woman who received her shot likely died as a result of a blood clot, which can be a side effect of the vaccine.

The Slovakian health authorities added that people who already received their first dose of the AstraZeneca jab can get the second dose of the same shot, but noted they are considering alternatives for them as well.

Breaking the News / NP