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Astrazeneca COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Not Recommended’ for Seniors

Source: Rachel Aiello, ctvnews.ca, March 02, 2021

Health Canada officials said last week that blood tests showed people over 65 still produced COVID-19 antibodies after vaccination.

OTTAWA — Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is not recommending the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in individuals aged 65 years and older, due to “the insufficiency of evidence of efficacy in this age group at this time.”

However, Health Canada stressed that “there were no safety concerns in this age group in the clinical studies, nor in the large numbers of seniors who have been vaccinated to date in countries that have already authorized the AstraZeneca vaccine and are administering it to people over 65 years of age.”

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