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Astra Shot Suspensions Hold Back EU in Race Against Virus

  • Moves could push back target by up to month in some countries
  • Regulators said there’s no indication of direct link to shot
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AstraZeneca Vaccine Concerns Grow
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The suspended rollout of AstraZeneca Plc’s Covid-19 vaccine in some European Union countries over concerns about possible side effects could delay a goal of immunizing three-quarters of their populations against the resurgent coronavirus by as much as a month.

The precautions could push back efforts to hit that threshold by at least a couple of weeks and potentially longer -- to September instead of August -- according to London-based research firm Airfinity Ltd.