Oxford-Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine rolls out in the United Kingdom
People were told to work from home unless it’s impossible to do so, and leave home only for essential trips. As of Monday, there were 26,626 COVID-19 patients in hospitals in England, an increase of more than 30% from a week ago. Britain has secured the rights to 100 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is cheaper and easier to use than some of its rivals. Brian Pinker, an 82-year-old dialysis patient, received the first Oxford-AstraZeneca shot early Monday at Oxford University Hospital. While two doses are required to fully protect against COVID-19, both vaccines provide high levels of protection after the first dose, the committee said.
Astrazeneca, Oxford University says COVID-19 vaccine 62 to 90% effective depending on dosage
After a Phase 3 trial, officials said a vaccine from Oxford University and Astrazeneca pharmaceutical company is up to 90% effective. The results were based on trials in the United Kingdom and Brazil before the trials start in the United States. When the vaccine was given as a half dose followed by a full dose at least a month later, it was 90% effective. READ: FDA grants emergency use authorization for Regeneron’s COVID-19 antibody cocktailKaul said the University of Michigan has been enrolling patients in the trial for several weeks now. “While there’s a lot of controversy around vaccines, there really isn’t any controversy around vaccines in the medical community.