Covid-19 Vaccines Cut Risk Of Serious Illness By 80%

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It was based on people aged over 80 who were the first to receive the jab.

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock hailed the new study as "extremely good news".

And he said the findings from the PHE study "may also help to explain why the number of COVID admissions to intensive care units among people over 80 in the United Kingdom have dropped to single figures in the last couple of weeks".

There were approximately 6000 vaccine doses administered per day, which would need to ramp up to about 150,000 a day for majority of Australians to be vaccinated by the end of the year.

The researchers, including those from Public Health England (PHE), compared the rate of hospitalisation and deaths in confirmed COVID-19 patients aged over 80 who were vaccinated more than 14 days before testing positive, with unvaccinated cases.

It is the third COVID-19 vaccine given the green light by Canada, following those from Pfizer and Moderna. The Darlington Arena Vaccination Centre will be run by clinical staff, people who have been trained to become vaccinators, administrative staff and a range of volunteers who make sure the service operates as smoothly and safely as possible.

Britain has given the first dose of one of the two vaccines to more than 20 million people as part of a mass rollout that is seen as vital in taming one of the world's worst outbreaks, which has so far claimed nearly 123,000 lives.

Australia is now more than a week into rolling out the Pfizer vaccine, while AstraZeneca shots are due to start from next week.

Some European nations have refused to give it to the over 65s because data from the trials was mainly on its effect among younger adults.

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Professor Van-Tam also said the latest data had "vindicated" the UK's decision to give the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab to older people. The vaccination campaign in France is now also restricted for people who do not have serious health risks, thus hindering the possibility of using unwanted AstraZeneca shots to inoculate other citizens.

Dr Mary Ramsay, PHE head of immunisation, said of the study: "This adds to growing evidence showing that the vaccines are working to reduce infections and save lives".

Since that decision, more data from trials has shown the efficacy of the vaccine, while France has also struggled with a shortage of vaccines from its other suppliers, Pfizer and Moderna.

However, more evidence is needed to know how well the vaccines protect against the Brazil variant that has recently been identified in the UK.

Paris' screeching U-turn came after Mr Macron branded the AstraZeneca vaccine "quasi-ineffective" during a bloc-wide row with its manufacturer over delays to deliveries.

Several medical experts including Dr. Stephen Hwang say Canadians do not have the luxury to pick-and-choose as long as COVID-19 cases continue to rage in several hot spots and strain health-care systems.

Health officials have been able to contact all but one of these people.

The test was taken on February 12 or 13 and "we haven't seen any further knock-on transmissions in the data". The medical regulator says the benefits of the vaccination for people over the age of 85, or those who are frail, should be weighed against potential risk of even a mild response.

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