Sweden decides not to give Astra-Zeneca’s corona vaccine to elderly

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccinePhoto: Owen Humphreys / PA via AP

People over the age of 65 will not receive AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, the Swedish Public Health Authority stated.

Several countries have recently pointed out that there is not enough information to determine whether the Swedish-British vaccine is effective when it comes to elderly patients. 

They will get other vaccines instead, the Public Health Authority informed at a press conference on Tuesday, according to TT.

The European Medicines Agency approved the vaccine for adults of all ages last week, but several countries have advised against administering it to the elderly.

Norway’s National Institute of Public Health (FHI) is also looking at the vaccine. It is expected that the FHI will make an announcement on the issue on Thursday.

“We have not received all the product descriptions of the vaccine yet. That must be in place before one can say anything about the vaccine,” the FHI told news bureau NTB.

AstraZeneca’s vaccine has been developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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