AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine more effective with longer dose gap, study suggests

  • AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine more effective with longer dose gap, study suggests

AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine more effective with longer dose gap, study suggests

"We now have all the pieces in place for the rapid distribution of vaccines". For this reason, a second dose of vaccine is still recommended.

Sultan said that COVAX would provide 2.8 million doses of Oxford AstraZeneca on March 2, enabling the vaccination of older people.

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Professor Adam Finn, from the University of Bristol and a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said "everything's moving in the right direction" when it comes to how jabs are working. They are being given the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine, which is a two-dose vaccine with an efficacy of 78.6%.

However, many government vaccination teams began this week taking photographs of the elderly people who got their first vaccinations; combined with the fact the people had to show their voter ID cards to get the vaccines, the photographs drew criticism in a country where such practices have been used to pressure voters in the past.

Recent polls have indicated that Black, Asian and other minority groups in Britain worry more than whites about the vaccine's reliability, while government advisers believe socioeconomic factors raise these groups' risk of dying from COVID-19.

He said he thought the current lockdown should be lifted in stages, adding:"I am encouraged by the cautious approach being taken, an incremental approach which I think will be adopted, namely relax one thing and see what the impact is, relax again".

The UK met its 15m first dose target earlier this month.

The authors note it is not yet clear how long protection with a single dose of the vaccine might last, as the trial results are limited to the three months maximum.

The authors note this regimen may be beneficial while vaccine supplies are initially limited.