English data shows single dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine gives 80% lower risk of death

Protection against death from the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rises from approximately 80% after one dose to 97% after two doses

  

LONDON- Data from the rollout of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine shows one dose of the shot results in 80% less risk of death from the disease, Public Health England said on Monday.

It also said protection against death from the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rises from approximately 80% after one dose to 97% after two doses in its new analysis.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout Editing by William Schomberg) ((alistair.smout@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 7064; Reuters Messaging: alistair.smout.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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