Vaccination: EMA advises not to give Covishield to those above 60 years


The European Union's drug regulator's COVID-19 Task Force has advised against giving AstraZeneca-Oxford's corona vaccine, named Covishield, to the elderly above 60 years of age.

Taskforce chief Marco Cavallari said on Sunday that some cases of blood clots have been reported from this vaccine and now there are alternative vaccines, so giving them to the elderly can be avoided.

However, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has declared the AstraZeneca vaccine safe for all age groups above 18 years of age. But many member states of the European Union have restricted its use to people aged 50 to 65 years due to several cases of blood clots.

The free car is given to those who got corona vaccine in Moscow

Moscow has offered cars in a prize draw for people who have received the corona vaccine in an effort to accelerate the slow rate of vaccination. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Sunday, the authorities have taken this step to stop the increase in coronavirus cases.

Anyone over the age of 18 who took two-dose vaccines from June 14 to July 11 will now have to enter a prize draw to win a car. Five cars worth one million rubles (Rs 10.17 lakh) will be given each week.