Covid: One dose of vaccine halves transmission – study

The study, which has yet to be fully peer-reviewed, included more than 57,000 contacts from 24,000 households in which there was a lab-confirmed coronavirus case that had received a vaccination, compared with nearly one million contacts of unvaccinated cases. Source link

Covid vaccine: All over-50s and high risk groups offered first dose

And remember, there is no published data on the number of people offered jabs, as opposed to those who have actually been vaccinated. However, NHS England has made clear that across the nine groups, 95% have actually had their first doses – that is an average, with take-up rates varying in different groups. Source link

Covid jab: One dose in care homes gives 'substantial' protection

Prof Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, said: “These data add to the growing evidence that vaccines are reducing Covid-19 infections and doing so in vulnerable and older populations, where it is most important that we provide as much protection from Covid as possible.” Source link

British Columbia update on COVID-19 – February 23, 2021

In Victoria, Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s provincial health officer, and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix provide an update on the province’s response to … source

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Professor Van-Tam: 'One dose of vaccine reducing hospitalisation by 80%'

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam says that for over 70s, both the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines are 60% effective against illness after the first dose. Source link

You've Had COVID: 1 Vaccine Dose May Be Enough

By Dennis Thompson               HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Could one shot of a coronavirus vaccine be sufficient if you suffered a case of COVID-19 earlier in the pandemic? Yes, new research claims. A pair of new, small studies found that patients previously infected… Continue reading You've Had COVID: 1 Vaccine Dose May Be Enough