Pak to receive 2.8m jabs of AstraZeneca till March 2

Pakistan to receive 2.8 million Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses via COVAX programme

This compares to 55% protection when the second doses were given after a six-week interval.

"In the first half of 2021, it is hoped that more than 300 million doses of the vaccine will be made available to 145 countries through COVAX, pending supply and operational challenges", the British drug maker said in a separate statement announcing the approval. In the United Kingdom trial, they said a subset of participants received a lower dose of the vaccine as their first dose. "In the long term, a second dose should ensure long-lived immunity, and so we encourage everyone who has had their first vaccine to ensure they receive both doses", he added.

Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, widening access to the relatively low-cost shot in the developing world.

The government has not advised this vaccine for people above 65 years.

The Department of Health is not expecting the 5,700 first doses and 3,700 second doses of Moderna vaccine to Wyoming locations this week due to the weather problems in other states.

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Following a single standard vaccine dose, vaccine efficacy from 22 days to three months after vaccination was 76% (based on 17/9,257 cases in the Covid-19 vaccine group vs 71/9,237 cases in the control group), and modelling indicated that this protection did not reduce over the 3 months.

"As you are aware this is in the context of more than 26,000 health care workers have been infected with Covid-19, which is 12.5 per cent of all infections in the State".

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"We now have all the pieces in place for the rapid distribution of vaccines". However, we saw a reduction in the overall number of positive cases, which indicates the vaccines may reduce infections.

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