Concern was raised around the world at the deaths of dozens of elderly patients in nursing homes in Norway and other European countries after receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
Here is the latest on the matter:
- The European Medical Agency (EMA) found no link between the vaccine and the deaths of elderly vaccinated people, and no safety concerns for the vaccine.
- In their evaluation, the EMA considered the presence of other medical conditions as well as the death rate in corresponding age groups.
- COVID-19 remains more dangerous to the elderly than getting a vaccination.
- The EMA also authorized the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the elderly. Germany recommended that this vaccine only be given to those 65 and under.
- Only 12 percent of those in trials for the AstraZeneca vaccine were over 55, thus some experts argue there hasn’t been enough time to get valid results in the elderly.
Related Medicare Resources