British Deputy Health Minister Hadeem Al-Zahawi said that the complete inoculation with two-dose preparations for COVID-19 has “an amazing effect”. These are the results of a study conducted by the Public Health England Government Agency. The most recent reports on the volume of vaccinations in Poland were provided by Government Commissioner, Mijsha Dwarczyk. He assessed that “this is another step in the struggle to return to normal life.”
Covid-19 vaccinations In England by May 9, it had prevented the deaths of 13,000 people over the age of 60, according to estimates by the government’s Public Health Agency of England (PHE) in its weekly report monitoring the vaccination campaign. Thanks to vaccines, about 39.1,000 people over 65 have not required treatment for COVID-19 in hospitals, PHE continues.
According to analyzes, giving two doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is 89 percent effective in preventing the symptomatic course of the disease, and a two-dose combination of Pfizer and BioNTech is 90 percent effective.
– The new data confirm the amazing effect of the two-dose vaccination, as the second dose of AstraZeniki gives up to 90 percent of immunity – said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for immunization, Hadeem Al-Zahawi.
This is the first PHE study to consider the use of two doses of this vaccine.
More than 50% protection against the symptomatic course of the disease after the first dose
The effectiveness of protection against the symptomatic form of COVID-19 after the first dose was evaluated at 53 percent for unvaccinated subjects for AstraZeneki and 54 percent for Pfizer / BioNTech.
According to PHE, 10 weeks after the first injection of Pfizer / BioNTech, a “slight decrease in vaccine efficacy” was observed. This phenomenon has not been found with AstraZeneki. Reuters said that in the United Kingdom, the interval between two doses of vaccines has been extended to 12 weeks, but has recently been reduced to eight weeks for people over the age of 50.
Vaccinations against COVID-19 in Poland
The Government Commissioner for Immunization and Head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Mica Drczyk, announced Thursday afternoon that more than 17 million vaccinations have been conducted in Poland in total. He assessed that “this is another step in the struggle to return to normal life.” He thanked the employees participating in the vaccination campaign.
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