Why the UK only recommends AstraZeneca for those over 30

With a generally low risk of contracting the coronavirus – as is currently the case in Great Britain for the majority of the population – the number of severe Covid 19 diseases prevented after vaccination increases rapidly with age: from 0.8 people per 100,000 for 20 to 29 year olds to 14.1 people per 100,000 for 60 to 69 year olds.

In other words: According to the latest findings, only those 20 to 29-year-olds who are exposed to a low risk of infection have a lower risk of severe Covid 19 disease than the risk of severe side effects after vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine suffer. In people over 30 with a low risk of infection, however, the benefit of vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine already clearly outweighs it, and in people over 60 years of age even many times over.

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