Birmingham news AstraZeneca vaccine 'is 97 per cent effective against India strain' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - New research of nearly 3,300 people in India discovered only two hospitalisations with Covid
Breaking News ! The AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is 97 per cent effective against India strain, according to reports. New research of nearly 3,300 people in India discovered only two hospitalisations with Covid. All of the people anaylsed were vaccinated with the AstraZeneca jab, and they worked in healthcare. The Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi published the study, finding a hospital admission rate of less than 1 per cent. Dr Anupam Sibal, group medical director, said: “Our study demonstrated that 97.38 per cent of those vaccinated were protected from an infection." The study comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock sounded caution over the Indian variant of the virus currently spreading like "wildfire" among the young.
. He told Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday: "Yes absolutely, that's on the agenda. "And if necessary that's something that could be done. "When we expressed a preference for non-AstraZeneca vaccines for this age group it was done in a very provisional way on the basis of everything going absolutely right.
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"And if the evidence shows that the risk benefit balance for people in their 30s is to be offered that vaccine then absolutely that recommendation will be changed. "At the moment we don't think that's necessary, but it could well become a recommendation in the future."
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