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    AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine sparks debate over use for elderly

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:50am on February 02, 2021

    The subject of a sometimes acrimonious row between the European Union and Britain, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has also fuelled debate over its effectiveness among...

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    Italy agency cautious on AstraZeneca jab for over 55s

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:23am on January 31, 2021

    Italy’s medicines agency on Saturday approved the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for all adults but recommended alternatives be given to people aged over 55. AIFA’s decision...

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    AstraZeneca hit by COVID jab delays and disagreements

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:11am on January 30, 2021

    Only a few weeks ago, Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca was being applauded for the speed with which it developed its COVID-19 vaccine. Experts heralded the...

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    AstraZeneca vaccine ‘quasi-ineffective’ for over-65s: Macron

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:07am on January 30, 2021

    French president Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine appeared not to be effective for people over 65 years of age. Speaking to...

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    AstraZeneca, UK PM defend COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:21am on January 29, 2021

    AstraZeneca and British prime minister Boris Johnson on Thursday defended the effectiveness of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine after regulators in Germany said that it should...

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    German recommends AstraZeneca for under-65s only

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 07:59pm on January 28, 2021

    Germany’s vaccine commission STIKO on Thursday said it was recommending the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine only for under-65-year-olds, due to insufficient data on its...

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    Ministers, secys among 541 vaccinated in first run

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 11:21am on January 28, 2021

    Ministers, secretaries and healthcare providers received the COVID-19 vaccine first shot as the government inoculated 541 frontline people at five hospitals in the capital in...

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    Vaccination begins with 26 frontliners  

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 04:10pm on January 27, 2021

    Runu Veronica Costa, a nurse of Kurmitola General Hospital, received the first vaccine in Bangladesh as the country began the vaccination drive against COVID-19 on...

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    AstraZeneca ‘not selling EU doses to other countries’: CEO

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:10am on January 27, 2021

    AstraZeneca’s CEO insisted Tuesday that the company was not selling vaccines ordered by the European Union to other countries at a profit, after delayed orders...

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    AstraZeneca denounces ‘me first’ approach to COVID jabs

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:53am on January 26, 2021

    The boss of British drugs giant AstraZeneca, which with Oxford University has produced a COVID vaccine, denounced on Monday a ‘me first’ approach by some...