German vaccine commission recommends AstraZeneca jabs for under-65s only

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BERLIN, Jan 28, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Germany’s vaccine commission STIKO on
Thursday said it was recommending the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus
vaccine only for under-65-year-olds, due to insufficient data on its
effectiveness on older people.

The panel of scientific experts said the vaccine, jointly developed with
the University of Oxford, should only be used for “persons aged 18 to 65
years old based on available data”.

“There is currently insufficient data to assess the efficacy of the
vaccine for persons aged 65 years and older,” it said.