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The AstraZeneca vaccine and over-65s: we may not have all the data yet, but limiting access could be counterproductive – The Conversation AU

A recommendation from a German vaccine advisory body not to give the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged over 65 has caused concern. But we should interpret this…



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Last week, a German vaccine advisory committee recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine only be used in 18-64-year-olds, citing a lack of data on the efficacy of the vaccine in people over 65.
Subsequently, the European regulator, the European Medicines Agency, conditionally approved the vaccine for anyone over 18.
What can we make of this? Should we be giving this vaccine to older people or not?
While we dont yet have all the data wed like, we dont have reason to believe this vaccine wont be at least…

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