Germany has said the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine should not be offered to people over the age of 65, a source close to the country’s government has told Sky News.
It comes after Reuters reported Germany’s vaccine committee made the recommendation, citing insufficient data about how effective the jab is for older people, not because of any safety concerns.
But UK prime minister Boris Johnson said he was not worried because Britain’s medicines regulator had judged it is “effective across all age groups and provides a good immune response across all age groups”.
He added “I don’t agree” with the apparent assessment in Germany.
A spokesperson for AstraZeneca said its research findings “support efficacy in the over 65 years age group”.
And Public Health England said the immune response data was also “very reassuring”, though it added there were too few cases in older people in…
— to news.sky.com