Astra Zeneca vaccine should not be given to the elderly
The Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccine was approved last Friday. The vaccine does not require the same careful handling as the previously approved vaccines from Pfizer/BionTech and Moderna.
However, there is still a lack of data on how effectively the Astra Zeneca vaccine protects against covid-19 in the elder age groups. Such data is expected in the spring. While awaiting this, the Public Health Agency recommends that the Astra Zeneca vaccine be given primarily to people under the age of 65.