Australia’s most populous state suspends AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

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CANBERRA — Australia’s most populous state said on Friday it has temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine following updated advice from the federal government.

New South Wales said inoculations using the AstraZeneca vaccine will be paused for a few hours while it updates its advice to patients allowing them to give informed consent.

(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)