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New data show both Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines significantly reduce severe COVID-19 in older adults.

Researcher working on vaccine in the lab © John Cairns

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Today Public Health England (PHE) has submitted a pre-print of a real-world study that shows that the Oxford / AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines are both highly effective in reducing COVID-19 infections among older people aged 70 years and over. Both vaccines had about 60% protection against symptomatic infection in this age group.

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