Oz scientists aren’t feeling the Zen in AstraZeneca

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Oz scientists aren’t feeling the Zen in AstraZeneca

Experts add that given its low case numbers, the country can afford to wait for a more effective option

Swati Pandey

Some Australian scientists have proposed delaying mass inoculation using AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, with a view to considering a different shot instead.

Questions surrounding the vaccine in the country, which recorded just one new local case of the coronavirus on Wednesday, have cast a cloud over its immunisation plans, with 53 million doses of the AstraZeneca jab already on order.

Experts cited data showing the AstraZeneca jab had 62% efficacy compared with more than 90% for a vaccine developed by Pfizer and its partner, BioNTech...

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