Why Germany is wrong on AstraZeneca vax for over-65s

A move in Germany not to recommend the vaccine in the elderly set off global alarm

Epidemiologists are hosing down concerns over the efficacy of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in the elderly despite a move in Germany not to recommend it for this age group.

The German vaccine committee on Thursday issued a draft advisory that the vaccine should be endorsed only for people aged 18-64, sparking global concern — including in Australia where GPs are being invited to deliver it once approved by the TGA.

The concerns were partly fuelled by widespread European media reports that misinterpreted

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