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WHO panel okays AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot for seniors

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coronavirus may reduce its efficacy, a World Health Organization panel said on Wednesday.In interim recommendations on the shot, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) panel said the vaccine should be given in two doses with an interval of 8 to 12 weeks, and should also be used in people aged 65 and older.Even in countries such as South Africa, where questions have been raised about the AstraZeneca vaccine’s efficacy against a newly-emerged variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, “there is no reason not to recommend its use”, SAGE’s chair, Alejandro Cravioto, told a briefing. ‘Concerning’ Brazil COVID-19 variant found in Canada.

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