Slovakia suspends the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. What does it mean? (Q&A)

People who have already received appointments will be given another vaccine.

Vaxzervia by AstraZenecaVaxzervia by AstraZeneca (Source: TASR/AP)

The Health Ministry suspended the administration of first doses of the Vaxzevria vaccine by AstraZeneca on Tuesday, May 11.

That means that people aged 18-45, for whom the vaccination strategy deemed this vaccine and who have not been vaccinated yet, need to wait.

The ministry's decision came four days after the State Institute for Drug Control (ŠÚKL) announced that the death of a 47-year-old woman after vaccination with Vaxzevria is probably linked to the vaccine.

Why has the ministry halted the vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine?

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