- Advertisement -
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
- Advertisement -

Alberta pauses AstraZeneca COVID vaccinations for those 55 and younger

- Advertisement -

OTTAWA, ON – Health Canada is pausing the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in those 55 and younger.

It follows the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updating its guidance after research from Germany showed a much higher risk of blood clots in that age group.

NACI says it’s determined there is “substantial uncertainty” on the risks associated with the vaccine and those in that age bracket.

Meanwhile, Alberta is following suit.

- Advertisement -   Article continues below ad

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed that during a media availability on Monday.

She says there is no evidence of this happening in Alberta but the doses will be paused as more research is done.

About 900 people under 55 in Alberta have received the AstraZeneca vaccine and while Hinshaw says they are not considered high-risk for a blood clot they are still encouraged to watch for potential issues.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Lethbridge News

Extreme heat breaks 107 year old record in Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE, AB - July was one for the weather record books across southern Alberta and the last day of the month was a doozy...

“Left an incredible legacy”: Cor Van Raay passes away at 85

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Southern Alberta's celebrated cattle and grain farmer, entrepreneur and generous philanthropist, Cor Van Raay, has died at the age of 85. An...

Lethbridge College’s Coulee Fest set to return in September

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Lethbridge College's free festival is returning in September after a one-year, COVID-19-related absence. The fourth annual Coulee Fest will once again feature...

Delta-driven COVID-19 resurgence possible in Fall, Dr. Tam

Canada may be heading towards a Delta-driven fourth wave of COVID-19.  Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam gave the latest projections today (Friday), which...

Fire crews quick to control blaze at downtown Lethbridge restaurant

LETHBRIDGE, AB - A fire at Two Guys and a Pizza Place early Friday morning (July 30) is under investigation. Crews from four fire stations...
- Advertisement -