The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has lowered the AstraZeneca age group in Canada to people aged 30 or older.

This updated guidance was planned to be released earlier in the week but new provincial data was reviewed that gave more details about the disease risk in relation to variants of concern and hot spots.

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Based on current evidence, NACI said the AstraZeneca vaccine can be offered to people 30 years of age and older who don't have a condition that serves as a reason to not get it.

Also, it's recommended to be given to people in that age group if they don't want to wait for an mRNA vaccine such as Pfizer.

This means provinces and territories can offer the vaccine to people who were born in 1991 or earlier.

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