A BRAND-NEW Covid vaccine is 96 per cent efficient in preventing cases caused by the original variation of the coronavirus, trial results show.
The UK has bought 60 million dosages of the Novavax jab which has been shown to be 100 percent efficient in avoiding severe illness and death.
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The business stated it hopes to begin seeking approval from regulators next month, prior to manufacture begins in Stockton-on-Tees this summer.
Results from the current trials of vaccine performed in the UK also show it was 86 percent efficient in safeguarding against the more contagious virus alternative very first found and now common here.
The indicates it has actually combined 90 per cent efficiency rate total based on information from infections of both versions of the coronavirus.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock invited the news tweeting: “Really motivating results from tonight on its effectiveness against variants.
” We’ve purchased 60 million dosages & if approved by the medicines regulator it will be another increase to the UK’s vaccination rollout as we work to conquer this infection.”
Chief executive Stanley Erck, said the business “extremely encouraged” the vaccine secures versus the most extreme kinds of illness and considerably reduced moderate and moderate illness.
” Today marks one year because the World Health Organization formally stated the Covid-19 pandemic, and with this information in hand, we are much more motivated to advance our vaccine as a prospective weapon in the fight to end the suffering brought on by Covid-19,” he said.
When the statement was made that 60 million dosages would be purchased after previously favorable results, Boris Johnson hailed the “excellent news” and thanked the volunteers.
The outcomes brought delight to Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi, who was among 15,000 UK volunteers to take part in the Noravax trials.
” I am especially thrilled to see such favorable outcomes,” he said.
” I wish to thank the thousands of trial volunteers, without whom these results would not have been possible.”
The new results revealing the jab’s efficiency is another increase to the UK’s world-beating programme.
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Around 23 million individuals receiving a minimum of one dose, the third greatest rate in the world.
Nearly two-thirds of over-70s now have some degree of immunity to Covid– mainly thanks to the vaccine, data reveals.
It reveals 60 per cent because age had antibodies versus the virus by the end of February.