By Sally Underwood • 09 March 2021 • 12:57
The news will see Norway give the AstraZeneca jab to over 65s.
The decision comes after Germany, France and Sweden said they would begin offering the AstraZeneca shots to the elderly, after saying recent data supported the move.
The office of Norway’s prime minister, Erna Solberg, said wider use of the vaccine will speed up the country’s efforts to inoculate its oldest citizens.
The news comes after Cataluña was urged to authorise the AstraZeneca vaccine for over 55s during Spain’s Ban.
Last Friday, the associations of doctors and pharmacists and physiotherapists publicly showed their opposition to the current limitations.
Pharmacists have also demanded the Catalan Ministry of Health widen the age range to 65, or at least to all professionals working in pharmacies. They said that because other European countries have extended the range to 65, Spain should also.
Jaume Padros, the doctors’ association’s president, said Cataluña should administer the vaccine “to all age groups”, arguing that “there is no scientific justification” to support not doing so.
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