Hospital admissions fell by 85 percent among those who received the Pfizer vaccine and by 94 percent for those who received the Astra Zeneca injection, reports the public service channel BBC, citing a study from Public Health Scotland.
In the risk group 80 years and older, admissions decreased by 81 percent when results from the two vaccines were counted the same, notes the newspaper The Herald Scotland.
The study is part of the Eave II project, which measures patient data and vaccinations in real time. Researchers at several universities and colleges jointly analyze data on the 5.4 million Scots. The preliminary results that are now published include 1.14 million vaccinations given between December 8 and February 15 – which corresponds to 21 percent of the population.
Research leader and professor Aziz Sheikh at the University of Edinburgh describes the results as “encouraging” and “reasons to see a bright future”.
– We now have national evidence that vaccinations protect against hospital admissions with covid-19, he says according to The Herald Scotland.
Of the total of 8,000 covid patients who ended up in hospital, only 58 were in the vaccinated group.
To date, 650,000 people have received Pfizer’s vaccine and 490,000 syringes from Astra Zeneca. On the latter, the joy is great.
“We are extremely encouraged by the first evidence of how effective Astra Zeneca’s covid-19 vaccine is in the ‘real world,'” said Research Director Mene Pangalos in a statement released by TT.
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