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Covid: Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs effective against Indian variant – study – BBC News


The BBC report that:

  • The Pfizer and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are highly effective against the variant identified in India after two doses.
  • Two jabs of either vaccine give a similar level of protection against symptomatic disease from the Indian variant as they do for the Kent one.
  • However, both vaccines were only 33% effective against the Indian variant three weeks after the first dose. This compared with 50% effectiveness against the Kent variant.
  • The Pfizer vaccine was found to be 88% effective at stopping symptomatic disease from the Indian variant two weeks after the second dose, compared with 93% effectiveness against the Kent variant.
  • The AstraZeneca jab was 60% effective against the Indian variant, compared with 66% against the Kent variant.

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