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German experts say under the age of 60 should not be vaccinated with a second AstraZeneca vaccine

The German Vaccine Commission, known as STIKO, recommends that people under the age of 60 who first receive the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine receive another product on the second dose.

STIKO stated in the latest recommendations on its website that there is no scientific evidence for the safety of mixed series vaccines.

The German Vaccine Commission, known as STIKO, recommended on Thursday that people under the age of 60 who received the first injection of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should receive a different product for the second dose. did.

At the beginning of the week, Germany stated that due to the rare but severe outbreak of thromboembolic side effects, only people over the age of 60 should be given the AstraZeneca vaccine. It said it would later make another recommendation to young people who had already received the first shot.

STIKO stated in the latest recommendations on its website that there is no scientific evidence for the safety of mixed series vaccines.

“Until appropriate data are available, STIKO recommends that people under the age of 60 be vaccinated with the mRNA vaccine 12 weeks after the first vaccination instead of the second vaccination with AstraZeneca.” STIKO says.

Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccination includes vaccination with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

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German experts say under the age of 60 should not be vaccinated with a second AstraZeneca vaccine

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