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    The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is expected to hold a briefing on Monday amid reports provinces are hitting pause on the rollout of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

    Earlier Monday, Prince Edward Island announced it was suspending use of the vaccine for those aged 18 to 29 who had appointments for shots in pharmacies. They said the appointments were on hold pending further information from Health Canada and NACI.

    Global News has also learned that Alberta’s public health officer was set to announce a pause of the AstraZeneca vaccine program for those under the age of 55, with Manitoba and Quebec also pausing rollouts to those under 55. Ontario and Saskatchewan have been briefed on the updated guidance but have not yet made any decisions.

    Multiple provincial government sources who have been briefed on the impending NACI announcement to recommend pausing AstraZeneca vaccines for those under the age of 55 say it is because of issues related to blood clots observed in some recipients of this specific vaccine.

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