malaymail.com 28 Apr, 2021 10:45 am

UK study: One dose of Covid vaccine cuts household spread by up to 50pc

UK study: One dose of Covid vaccine cuts household spread by up to 50pc
LONDON, April 28 — One dose of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines reduces the chances of someone infected with coronavirus from spreading it to other household members by up to 50 percent, according to a English study published today. The Public Health England (PHE) research found that those who...

The Public Health England (PHE) research found that those who became infected three weeks after receiving their first jab were between 38 and 49 percent less likely to pass the virus on to their household contacts than those who were unvaccinated.The study drew data from over 57,000 contacts in 24,000 households in which there was a lab-confirmed case that had received a vaccination, compared with nearly one million contacts of unvaccinated cases.— AFP pic Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.Previous PHE studies have estimate that Britain’s succesful vaccine rollout had prevented 10,400 deaths in the over-60s by the end of March.

Households are deemed as “high-risk” settings for transmission, and “similar results could be expected in other settings with similar transmission risks, such as shared accommodations and prisons,” said the PHE study.“This is terrific news — we already know vaccines save lives and this study is the most comprehensive real-world data showing they also cut transmission of this deadly virus,” said British Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

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