ATAGI advises GPs not to administer AstraZeneca vaccine to under-60s

The decision to raise the age threshold from 50 follows 12 new cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome

GPs have been advised not to administer AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to patients aged under 60 because of the risks of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome.

The decision to raise the recommended age threshold from 50 was announced by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) on Thursday morning and means another major shake-up for the 4300 GP practices taking part in the vaccine rollout.