BERLIN—Germany’s vaccine authority will recommend the government ban AstraZeneca PLC’s Covid-19 vaccine for people younger than 60, an official at the country’s disease-control agency said.
The move could set back Germany’s already sputtering vaccine program by several months. The final decision rests with the federal government but local authorities from Berlin to Munich were already anticipating a ban on Tuesday by withholding the shot for younger recipients.
The decision to change the recommendation comes after authorities recorded 31 cases of rare blood clotting in the brain among the more than 2.6 million people who had received the shot by Monday.
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