Apr 13, 2021

AstraZeneca: Irish health body recommends vaccine restriction

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine should be limited to over-60s, the Republic of Ireland's National Immunisation Advisory Committee has said. The body oversees the Covid-19 vaccine rollout programme in the Republic. "As the risk/benefits of vaccine may vary by age and as alternative Covid-19 vaccines are available, NIAC has revised the recommendations for use of this vaccine." "A high uptake of vaccine in every age group is needed if Covid-19 is to be controlled, so that public health restrictions may be safely removed," she said. As of 10 April, 1,058,394 Covid-19 vaccines had been administered in the Republic.

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