Germany recommends Oxford Covid vaccine not be used on over-65s

Posted by on January 28, 2021 10:46 am
Categories: Global Stories

Authorities cite insufficient data as reason for decision as UK maintains vaccine produces a good immune response in all ages

German authorities have recommended that the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine should not be used on people aged 65 or above, citing a lack of sufficient data.

AstraZeneca and the vaccine’s developers have consistently said it is safe for older adults, and Public Health England said on Thursday that the vaccine provides reassuring immune responses in older people even if data on the precise level of protection is patchy.

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