Croatian Pensioner Unions Call for AstraZeneca Vaccination Delay for Elderly

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The two organisations want the use of this vaccine to be limited to people aged below 65, saying that many EU countries have decided so, such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Poland and Hungary, while Switzerland has temporarily delayed the use of this vaccine for all age groups.

“The Croatian authorities are aware that all these countries have decided to use this vaccine on younger people, especially those working in public services. They do not want it to be administered to elderly people because there is not enough data showing that it is effective for their age,” SUH and MUH said in a joint statement.

They said that the vaccine had been tested on only 660 persons aged 65 and over and that its effectiveness on this age group was not considered sufficiently verified.

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