Two doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine effective against Indian variant, study finds

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    ‘Get a second dose of the vaccine as soon as it’s offered’, that’s the urgent message from the Health Secretary after new data showing how effective the vaccines are against symptomatic disease.

    Initial figures from Public Health England suggest that both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines do appear to be effective against the Indian variant. Although that protection is significantly lower for those who have only had one jab. Around 72% of adults in the UK have had a first dose, with some 43% fully vaccinated.

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