AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and seniors: Where Canada and other countries stand – CBC News

Amid mixed messaging in Canada, France and Germany reverse course to approve vaccine for people 65 and older

.. CBC News · Canadians now have a third option to protect against COVID-19 after Health Canada approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. But questions remain about whether it should be used in people aged 65 and older — an issue that is also playing out in other countries around the world.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) on Monday March 1, 2021 recommended against using the vaccine in that age group, even though Health Canada has authorized it to be used in adults of all ages.           

The NACI, which makes recommendations to governments on the use of newly approved vaccines for humans in Canada, said there isn’t enough clinical trial data available to determine how effective the vaccine is in preventing COVID-19 infection among people in this older cohort.


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  • Clyde Duncan  On 03/05/2021 at 1:58 pm

    The Times UK wrote:

    Germany will rewrite its vaccination protocols to follow Britain’s example in delaying second injections, as it tries to avoid a third wave by speeding up its jabs rollout.

    Italy and the EU have blocked a shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines heading to Australia from a factory near Rome as anger simmers in Europe over the slow supply of doses.

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