World Health Organization listed AstraZeneca - Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

WHO recommends Astra Zeneca vaccine despite some countries’ concerns about variants The National9 days agoVideo1:57

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

This compares to 55% protection when the second doses were given after a six-week interval. "Vaccine supply is likely to be limited, at least in the short term, and so policy-makers must decide how best to deliver doses to achieve the greatest public health benefit". They are being given the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine, which is a two-dose vaccine with an efficacy of 78.6%.

The study confirmed the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker's findings from earlier this month that showed the vaccine had 76 per cent efficacy against symptomatic coronavirus infection for three months after the first dose. They combined data from clinical trials in the UK, Brazil, and South Africa, which together included a total of 17,178 adult participants.

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Thursday disclosed that it has approved the use of Astrazeneca/Oxford vaccine for Emergency Use Listing by World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria.

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In a statement retweeted by Health Minister Jens Spahn, the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) said the vaccine "prevents COVID-19 disease in the majority of cases or alleviates symptoms when disease occurs".

It said that the period where workers remained at risk of becoming infected with Covid-19 would be lengthened until May or June of 2021 "as the gap for the AstraZeneca first and second dose is longer than the timeframe for the Pfizer Biontec 21-28 days".

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The University of Oxford found that there was an overall efficacy of the vaccine of 81% when the first and second jabs were given three months apart. However, we saw a reduction in the overall number of positive cases, which indicates the vaccines may reduce infections.

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