Germany has suspended using the AstraZeneca vaccine for under-60s, after the German medicines regulator discovered 31 instances of a sort of uncommon blood clot out of two.7 million individuals who had obtained the jab.
The European Medicines Agency and the UK’s regulatory physique, MHRA, have stated there isn’t any indication that the vaccine is linked to blood clots.
Despite this, Angela Merkel has insisted that Germany will nonetheless provide each grownup a vaccine by the tip of the summer season.
They’re largely counting on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with a brand new manufacturing facility within the city of Marburg aiming to supply one billion doses a yr.
Jenny Hill went to see how the vaccine was made.