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Single dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine cuts hospitalization risk by up to 80%, study shows – MarketWatch

More than 20 million, or more than 30% of the U.K. population, have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

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A single dose of either the AstraZenecaOxford vaccine or the PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 shot cuts the risk of hospital admission among older adults by more than 80% percent, Public Health England (PHE) said, citing a preprint study.The real world study, which was published on Monday and hasnt yet been peer-reviewed, showed that protection against any COVID-19 symptoms in those over 70 ranged between 57% and 61% for one dose of the PfizerBioNTech shot, and between 60% and 73% for the AstraZenecaOxford…

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