National Immunisation Advisory Committee says advice regarding AstraZeneca vaccine has not changed

That's despite the endorsement of the WHO. 

The World Health Organisation has recommended the AstraZeneca vaccine be given to all adults over the age of 18 with no upper age limit. 

Ireland has opted to prioritise giving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to people over the age of 65 rather than the one manufactured by AstraZeneca. 

The vaccination of people over the age of 70 is due to begin from Monday. 

Chair of NIAC Professor Karina Butler says the WHO findings were similar to that of the European Medicines Agency:

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