Brazil health regulator says AstraZeneca vaccine safe for elderly patients - (Fidelity via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa said data on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine so far shows that it is safe for eldery patients, after Germany recommended it only be given to people under 65, as reported in Fidelity.

  • The regulator added, however, that it is not possible to determine the efficacy of Covidshield for a population over the age of 65 because the participation of elderly people in the studies conducted so far was not statistically relevant. 

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