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France suspends administration of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine

France on Monday joined a raft of other European countries who have suspended administration of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine over concerns of reported side effects, and which President Emmanuel Macron said was a 'precaution' while waiting for the findings of the European Medicines Agency, which are expected on Tuesday.

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What's behind France's AstraZeneca turnaround?

French  Macron said AstraZeneca vaccine was "almost ineffective" in the over-65s but his government has announced an apparent U-turn by approving the jab for some older people.

France eases ban on AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s

People in France aged over 65 with existing health problems can be given the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the country’s health minister said.

Macron says AstraZeneca jab seems ‘almost ineffective’ on older people

French president’s remarks came shortly before EU regulator approved jab for all adults; he also suggested that Britain's one-jab vaccination priority was 'not very serious'.

France, Germany, Italy and Netherlands sign deal for Covid-19 vaccine

The four countries, grouped together in an 'Inclusive Vaccines Alliance', struck a deal this weekend with pharma group AstraZeneca to receive a Covid-19 virus vaccine under development by researchers at Oxford university in Britain, and which it is hoped will be available at the end of the year.