Finland extends probe of AstraZeneca jab but to resume use for those aged 65 and over

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland will resume using the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 from Monday, but will only give it to people aged 65 and over, the country's Institute of Health and Welfare said on Wednesday.

Several European countries stopped administering the shot after reports of a small number of blood disorders, but most have begun using it again after regulators said the benefits outweighed any risks.


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Finland extends probe of AstraZeneca jab but to resume use for those aged 65 and over