1st vaccine dose cuts hospitalisation, transmission

The AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine led to a reduction in Covid-19 admissions to hospitals after a first dose. – EPA pic, February 23, 2021.

DATA from two separate studies published in the UK yesterday, one in England and another in Scotland, have shown vaccines against Covid-19 are effective in cutting disease transmission and hospitalisations from the first dose.

Analysis from Public Health England has shown the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech reduces the risk of catching infection by more than 70% after a first dose. That risk is reduced by 85% after a second dose.

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