French Prime Minister Receives Corona Vaccine From AstraZeneca
French Prime Minister Jean Castex has had his first dose of AstraZeneca’s corona vaccine.
That happened Friday, the day on which France put the drug of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company back into use after a short suspension.
The AstraZeneca vaccine was not used in France for several days due to concerns about clot formation and a decreased platelet count in vaccinees.
Now that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has again issued positive advice, vaccinations have resumed in the country.
In Europe, the possible side effects occurred mainly in people under 55 years of age.
Therefore, the French health authorities have decided as a precaution that only older people will receive the appropriate vaccine.