Canada now recommends Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for people over 65

Global News published this video item, entitled “Canada now recommends Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for people over 65” – below is their description.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has had a major change to who can get it in Canada. The National Advisory on Immunization committee now says the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective for use for those aged 65 and older.

The news comes as several countries around the world have temporarily paused their rollout of AstraZeneca’s doses and the Canadian government tries to quell fears about its safety emanating from reports of blood clots and apparent confusion over the vaccine’s safety.

“People can can get confused quite easily, especially if recommendations change,” said Dr. Saverio Stranges, who chairs Western University’s department of epidemiology and biostatistics.

But “we also need to acknowledge that science evolves, especially in the midst of a pandemic where we are creating new information all the time.”

Expanding who can get the AstraZeneca vaccine here is causing the province’s to re-think their vaccine rollout.

Mike Le Couteur has more.

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