Some countries are not approving the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to the over 65s. I am over 65 and live in the UK. Should I be concerned?
The Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine induces a strong immune response in the over 65s and is safe. The vaccine has been registered for use by the UK regulatory body, the MHRA as well as the central European regulator the EMA to be administered in anyone over the age of 18. A strong immune response indicates that the vaccine induces the production of antibodies that target the virus. It is not known currently if the other arm of the body’s immune system, memory T-cells are induced by the vaccine.