France allows elderly to get AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

T TV Wednesday 03/March/2021 08:25 AM
By: Times TV

French Health Minister Olivier Veran said Monday that people over 65 with existing health conditions could receive the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.

According to Veran, anybody aged 50 or over who is affected by co-morbidities can get the AstraZeneca vaccine, including those between 65 and 74.

Until now, France and many EU countries had only approved the shot for younger people, citing a lack of data.

British health authorities released new data on Monday that showed the AstraZeneca vaccine reduced hospitalization from COVID-19 by more than 80%.