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Covid-19

New Study Reveals Shocking Details About COVID Vaccine

New Study Reveals Shocking Details About COVID Vaccine

  • A study about COVID Vaccine efficacy which was released by New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that the AstraZeneca vaccine which is being used by Nigeria is 67% effective against the Delta variant
  • According to the same report, Pfizer vaccine has the most efficacy (88%) against the variant
  • Meanwhile, one dose of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine had only 30% and 36% efficacy respectively

New England Journal of Medicine published a report earlier this week that shows the efficacy of vaccines against the Delta variant.

COVID vaccine

According to the study, two doses of AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID vaccine have almost the same effectiveness against the Delta variant as the Alpha variant.

The study shows that two shots of the Pfizer vaccine which is 94% effective against the Alpha variant, has an efficacy of 88% against the Delta variant.

Meanwhile, two shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine which had an efficacy of 75% against the Alpha variant, is 67% effective against the Delta variant.

The study also revealed that one shot of Pfizer’s vaccine was 36% effective against the Delta variant, while one dose of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine had 30% efficacy.

Meanwhile, the first case of the Delta variant, which is the dominant strain of COVID 19 was recently recorded in Nigeria.

National Primary Healthcare Development Agency has announced that Nigeria will receive an additional 3.924 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine by the end of July to help in the fight against the virus.

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