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Germany advises against giving AstraZeneca vaccine to elderly

  • January 29, 2021
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TBS reported at noon that a German authority announced that it does not recommend that the AstraZeneca vaccine be administered to people aged 65 or older due to the lack of clinical trial data. According to local media reports, Germany’s vaccine committee said that although it supports administering the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged 18 to 64, it does not recommend giving it to people aged 65 or older because the data is insufficient. Meanwhile, Health Minister Tamura reportedly told the press today: “We will give careful thought to the vaccine in light of such media reports. I cannot say anything definite because the vaccine has not been approved under the drug law in Japan, but if it does get approved, we will thoroughly check and confirm its effectiveness and safety.”

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