AstraZeneca defends its corona vaccine: “It has a good effect on older adults”

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The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca denies that its corona vaccine does not work in elderly patients.

The statement comes after German newspapers reported on Monday that the vaccine would probably not be approved by the EU for use on patients over 65 years of age. 

According to Handelsblatt, the German authorities estimate that AstraZeneca’s vaccine only has an 8% effect on elderly patients.

“In November, we published data in the medical journal The Lancet which showed that the vaccine had a good effect on older adults. 100% of older adults received the necessary antibodies after the second dose,” the company said in a statement on Monday night.

The EU Medicines Agency EMA is expected to approve AstraZeneca’s coronary vaccine in week 4, but the company has already announced that it has problems delivering the vaccines it has promised.

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