Poland to raise upper age limit for AstraZeneca vaccine to 69

FILE PHOTO: A test tube labelled “vaccine” in front of an AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

WARSAW (Reuters) – The Polish health ministry will raise the upper age limit for people being given the AstraZeneca vaccine to 69, from 65 previously, a spokesman said on Friday.

“Today the health minister’s vaccination team recommended extending (the age limit) … within an hour there will be a announcement from the health minister,” Wojciech Andrusiewicz told a news conference.

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