Health Minister: Better to be conservative and 'delay' rollout of AstraZeneca jab as Covid-19 total goes above 1.425 million

People wait for observation after receiving a vaccine during a vaccination program for public workers and elderly organised by Indonesia’s state-owned enterprises (BUMN) in Jakarta on March 14, 2021. - AFP

JAKARTA March 15 (AFP): Indonesia will delay the rollout of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 jab pending a review by the World Health Organization (WHO) into blood clot fears, the South-East Asian nation's health minister said Monday.

"To be conservative, (Indonesian health regulators) are delaying the implementation of AstraZeneca while waiting for confirmation from WHO," Budi Gunadi Sadikin told parliament.

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