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Double Covid blow for AZ

Posted 17 June 2021 PM 

A double strike for AstraZeneca after federal government advisers put the squeeze on the number of Australians who should have the jab - barely 24 hours after the company announced its Covid antibody combo had failed a phase 3 clinical trial.

New advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine be confined to those aged 60 plus, after the death of a 52-year-old NSW woman from a "severe form" of blood clotting in the brain, was announced last week.

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