Germany Claims AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Only 8% Effective In People Over 65

According to a report by Germany’s Standing Vaccination Commission, the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is only effective 8% in people over

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is not very effective for people over 65, German coalition sources told tabloid Bild and Handelsblatt, a step which calls into question its suitability in mass vaccination programmes.

German officials fear that the AstraZeneca vaccine may not be approved by European Union authorities for use in those over 65, the German tabloid said in its online edition.

The German Standing Vaccination Commission sees no basis for recommending the use of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine for the group of over 65-year-olds.

This policy is based on an 88-page draft resolution by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) committee, dated January 26th.