Vaccines Linked to Deaths in the Elderly? European Medical Agency Clarifies

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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. 

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