AstraZeneca vaccine fears: Berlin hospitals stop using jab for women under 55

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Berlin’s state hospital groups Charite and Vivantes have stopped giving women under the age of 55 shots of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, German daily Tagesspiegel reported on its website, citing a spokeswoman for the hospitals.

Some 19,000 people work at the Charite hospitals and 17,000 at Vivantes, which operates clinics as well as care homes.

Tagesspiegel said that around two thirds of staff at Charite have been vaccinated so far, and 70 percent of those workers have received one shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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