Italian governor also bans J&J vaccine for under-60s after government's decision on AZEuropost
Campania's Governor Vincenzo De Luca announced on Tuesday that he has banned giving people under-60s the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines in the southern Italian region, ANSA reported.
Central government has told the regions to stop giving the AstraZeneca jab to under-60s, after links to bloods clots in younger people and the death of a 18-year-old woman after she had it. Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca use the same vaccine technology.
"As for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the (health) ministry's position is not defined in a clear, binding way, De Luca said. "So this vaccine will not be given to the under-60s".
The government has said people under 60 who have had their first jab with AstraZeneca should have another vaccine when it is time for the second dose.