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Health minister Norihisa Tamura gave his final approval Friday for emergency use of two more COVID-19 vaccines — developed by Moderna and AstraZeneca, respectively — in hopes of giving the developed world’s slowest vaccine rollout a much-needed shot in the arm.

However, British-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC’s shots will not initially be used while the government weighs whether to place age restrictions on the jabs following reports of very rare blood clots overseas.

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