WHO recommends use of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine in all adults - including over 65s

Some countries, including Ireland, have decided not to give the jab to older people because there's little data about its effectiveness.

Scientists advising the WHO now say it should be given to everyone over 18 with no upper age limit.

Dr Joachim Hombach from the WHO's SAGE committee says the recommendation follows more data becoming available, "What you could see here is actually that the immune response in pupils above 65 is almost the same as in younger people and this makes us very confident that this is a vaccine that is actually protective, and well protective in people above 65 years of age."

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