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WHO recommends AstraZeneca jab for all ages

World Health Organization's (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) recommended on Wednesday the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for use in adults, including those over 65 years of age.

Commenting on the results of SAGE's background paper on the jab, the group's chairman, Alejandro Cravioto, told the reporters "that means people over the age of 65 years of age should be given the vaccination."

The paper, published earlier in the day, warned that people older than 65 accounted for less than 10% of the trial's participants, but added that there were no severe cases or deaths reported within the sample.

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