Is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe for over 65s? WHO gives verdict | UK | News (Reports)

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Several other countries have followed suit: Austria, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain and Poland.

Switzerland has ruled the vaccine out altogether, whereas Italy and Belgium have approved it for the under-55s only.

However, the much larger international health body, WHO, has said the vaccine is effective for use in over 65s.

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The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation has issued interim recommendations on the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, saying that the jab could be given to people aged 18 and “without an upper age limit”.

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