Germany urged to back AstraZeneca jab for over-65s
Addis Ababa, February 28, 2021 (FBC) -A senior German immunologist has urged his country to change its mind and start allowing over-65s to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
In a BBC interview, Carsten Watzl, head of the German Society for Immunology, predicted regulators would have to reverse their decision to not recommend the jab for older people.
He urged Angela Merkel to have the vaccine live on TV to prove it is safe.
Germany’s vaccine commission is currently reviewing its recommendation.