France Approves AstraZeneca Vaccine for Over-65s

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  • French health authorities have approved AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for older people, revising its earlier recommendation
  • Last month, the country approved vaccine use for people under 65, citing lack of data for older people
  • Now, health officials say the vaccine can be administered to over-65s with underlying conditions
  • Those aged over 75 will still be offered only Pfizer or Moderna jabs
  • France has administered over 273,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses out of 1.7 million received by the end of February