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Thu Feb 4, 2021, 11:18 AM

Denmark and Norway join European nations recommending against AstraZeneca vaccine for older people

Denmark and Norway join European nations recommending against AstraZeneca vaccine for older people

CNN
From CNN’s James Frater, Arnaud Siad and Vasco Cotovio

Denmark and Norway have joined a slew of European nations saying they won't give the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 65, their national health agencies confirmed on Thursday.

Both cited a lack of data available on the use of the vaccine in older groups.

"We have reviewed the documentation, and until we have seen more data on efficacy among the elderly, it is our recommendation that the vaccine from AstraZeneca should first and foremost be an offer for people under 65," Bolette Søborg from Denmark’s National Board of Health said in a statement.

“We want to make sure we have the best data and background for the vaccine policy at the national level,” a spokesperson for the Norwegian Institute of Public Health told CNN.

On Wednesday, Belgium recommended not administering the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to people over the age of 55, following similar decisions in France, Germany, Austria and Sweden which restricted its use for people under 65.

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-updates-02-04-21/index.html

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