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2 AstraZeneca Doses Give Up to 90% Protection From Covid Symptoms: UK

2 AstraZeneca Doses Give Up to 90% Protection From Covid Symptoms:

2 AstraZeneca Doses Give Up to 90% Protection From Covid Symptoms: UK

UK has focused on giving a first dose to as many as possible.

Two doses of AstraZeneca Plc’s provide about 85% to 90% protection against symptomatic disease, according to statistics released by Public Health England on Thursday.

The health body estimated that 13,000 have been prevented in England as of May 9 in people ages 60 and older. It also suggested that vaccinations have stopped almost 40,000 hospitalizations among the over 65s, a crucial metric in a country where the National Health Service has struggled to contain ’s highest death toll from the .

“This new data shows the vaccine saves lives and protects you from ending up in hospital with Covid-19,” Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in a statement. “With the threat of new , it’s never been more important to get the vaccine.”

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The U.K., which has fully vaccinated almost a third of its population, has focused on giving a first dose to as many people as possible, extending the interval between doses to as long as 12 weeks.

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