German draft doesn’t recommend AstraZeneca jab for over-65s

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — A draft recommendation from Germany’s vaccination advisory committee calls for offering the AstraZeneca vaccine only to people ages 18 to 64 for now. The committee cites what it says is insufficient data to judge its effectiveness for older people. The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve the AstraZeneca vaccine for use in the 27-nation European Union on Friday. It will be the third cleared for use in the EU after the BioNTech-Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. AstraZeneca said after Thursday’s release of the German advisory committee’s draft that “the latest analyses of clinical trial data for the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine support efficacy in the over 65 years age group.”last_img

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