UK’s Covid vaccines cut hospital admissions by around 90%, study shows

The Covid-19 vaccines deployed in the UK substantially reduce the risk of hospital admission, real-world data from Scotland has shown.

Four weeks after receiving a first dose, both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs cut hospitalisation with the disease by up to 85 and 94 per cent respectively.

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Among those aged 80 years and over – one of the most vulnerable groups – the two vaccines were associated with a combined 81 per cent reduction in hospitalisation risk.

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Scientists from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Strathclyde, and Public Health Scotland gathered vaccine data between 8 December and 15 February, during which 1.14 million doses were administered among the Scottish population.



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