Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as vaccines from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, say the Scottish Government’s study, announced on Monday, drastically reduces the number of hospitalizations for coronavirus infections that require hospital treatment.
Preliminary results from a study by researchers at the Public Health Scotland and the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde show an 85 per cent reduction in coronavirus infection among those vaccinated with the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine. caused by hospitalization due to Covid-19.
The AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine reduced the number of hospital admissions with Covid-19 by 94 percent. The study was carried out on a population sample of 1.14 million people, based on the experience of vaccinations given in Scotland between 8 December and 15 February.
The researchers looked at the effects of both vaccines after the first doses, comparing them with statistics on the number of hospitalizations in groups of the population that had not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The calculation methodology used in the study shows that in the over-80 age group, which was identified by the British Government’s Joint Vaccination Committee (JCVI) as the most vulnerable population, the two vaccines reduced the number of serious coronavirus infections requiring hospital treatment by an average of 81 per cent. MTI.
Professor Aziz Sheikh, director of research at the University of Edinburgh and head of the vaccine efficacy study in Scotland, described the results of the survey program as “very, very remarkable” in a statement released on Monday.
He added that the study clearly showed that both the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine and the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine were effective in preventing serious illnesses caused by coronavirus infection.
According to Professor Sheikh, the results are very encouraging and provide a strong foundation for optimism about the future.
The efficacy of vaccinations has also been suggested by previous data analyzes.
According to a study by the British Office for Statistics (ONS), the proportion of people over the age of 80 who have antibodies to the coronavirus is the highest in the English population. The analysis of the ONS also made a direct indication that this study result has a significant chance of showing the effectiveness of the UK vaccination campaign.
According to the British vaccination schedule, the over-80 age group received the highest proportion of vaccinations against the coronavirus.
Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, recently told BBC television that if very high-risk groups in the population were vaccinated in very large numbers, deaths from coronavirus epidemics and serious illnesses requiring hospital treatment could be reduced by up to 99 per cent after both doses. .
Since the start of the vaccination campaign in the UK on 8 December, 17.6 million have received the first dose of the vaccine; this is a third of the total British adult population.
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