BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Belgian government said on Wednesday it was suspending vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for people under the age of 41 following the death of a woman from severe side-effects after receiving the jab.
“The Inter-ministerial conference has decided to temporarily administer Janssen’s vaccine to the general population from the age of 41 years, pending a more detailed benefit-risk analysis by the EMA,” the Belgian health ministers said in a statement.
The EMA is the European Union’s European Medicine’s Agency.
The woman – who was under the age of 40 – died on May 21, after being admitted to hospital with severe thrombosis and platelet deficiency, the statement said.
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