Two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine
85-90% effective: Public Health
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doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine are around 85 per cent to 90 per cent effective against
Current Affairs Two doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19
vaccine are around 85 per cent to 90 per cent effective against
symptomatic disease, Public Health England (PHE) has said, citing a
new analysis of real-world data from the rollout of the shot in the UK.
In its latest weekly COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report on Thursday,
the PHE also estimated that 13,000 deaths have now been prevented in
people aged 60 years or older in England up to May 9, 2021.
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New analysis for the first time estimates that 2 doses of the
Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine provide around 85 to 90 per cent
protection against symptomatic disease, PHE said in a press release.
That compares to 90 per cent estimated effectiveness against
symptomatic disease for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, according to
reports. Commenting on the PHE data, UK Health and Social Care
Secretary, Matt Hancock said the new statistics...Read more.
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