Portugal extends AstraZeneca vaccine to people over 65

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 10-03-2021 18:00:00 · 3 Comments

The AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 has been extended, on 10 March, to people over 65 years of age, after proven efficacy in this age group.

In the regulation on AstraZeneca's vaccine updated to allow its use without reservation from 18 years of age, the DGS underlines that such a decision is due to proven safety, quality and efficacy.

"This decision is supported by the disclosure of data known in recent days, which indicate that the AstraZeneca vaccine is effective in people over 65 years," writes the DGS.

In the information, the DGS says that the new known studies have shown, "based on robust scientific methodologies, that the AstraZeneca vaccine is effective in individuals aged 70 years or older, both in preventing Covid-19 and in reducing hospitalisations for this disease, reinforcing the initial data that this vaccine is able to produce effective antibodies to fight infection by SARS-CoV-2, even in older people.

This decision was made after analysis of this new data by the DGS' Technical Committee for Vaccination against Covid-19 and the opinion of Infarmed.

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Com 73 anos de idade,diabético,hipertenso,e outros problemas de saúde,ainda não sei para quando a toma da vacina, com um pouco de sorte talvez para o ano 2023/2024. ASTRAZENICA,não obrigado.

By Artur from Beiras on 12-03-2021 04:49

I bet all the politicians, including Mr. Costa, got the BioNTech vaccine. And Astra Zeneca - that Austria recently banned because of two death cases - Portugal is allowing. No, thank you!

By Lenka from Algarve on 11-03-2021 08:59

Led by the 2 EU heavyweights - Portugal trailing meekly behind; this was always far more about " Contra os Oxford (a.k.a. Bretoes)" than the effectiveness of the AZ vaccine.

Then bundle in the supine fence sitting of the current EU Portuguese Presidencies non support for Hong Kong. For the developed EU wasting valuable months waiting for the next EU Presidency that will hopefully defend the EU Rights and Freedoms in Hong Kong that Macao never experienced.

Only another week or so and we will hear Portugal trumpeting that it has been using the Chinese Sinovac - CoronaVac vaccine on (us) its population for several months now to give the Chinese relevant European trial data.
Now urging the EU Medicine's Agency to licence it.

By Sybil Wright from USA on 11-03-2021 08:09
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