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    The Pfizer and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines are almost as effective against the Indian coronavirus variant as they are against the Kent variant – the current dominant form of the respiratory disease in the UK.

    The Pfizer/BioNTech jab is 88% effective against the Indian variant after two doses, while the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has an efficacy of 60%, a study by Public Health England (PHE) has found.

    Both immunisations were found to be almost as effective against symptomatic disease from the B1617.2 strain as they are against the Kent variant after the second dose.

    However, they were only 33% effective three weeks after the first dose.

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