JOHANNESBURG - A new study carried out through Discovery Health has found that Pfizer COVID-19 jabs supply a discounted protection of about 70% against growing extreme headaches whilst contracting the Omicron version.
The same Pfizer double dose gives ninety three% protection towards the Delta variation.
The observe started out three months in the past before the Omicron variation become detected however has covered latest facts.
The study looked at 211,000 COVID-19 PCR check outcomes amongst person sufferers inside the non-public area.
Chief fitness analytics actuary at Discovery Health Shirley Collie stated: “Our absolutely vaccinated Pfizer customers were ninety three% much less probably to be admitted to medical institution because of COVID-19 whilst Delta changed into circulating. However, now within the Omicron length, that has been decreased to 70%, however, it nonetheless does provide protection against health facility admission.”
President and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Professor Glenda Gray, said it changed into still encouraging to peer that vaccines gave extra than 50% protection against severe COVID-19 infection.
“The vaccine is designed to defend towards medical institution admissions and deaths and with those injections, this is something we expect to see and that is something a booster vaccine can mitigate in opposition to,” Gray stated.Double Pfizer dose gives reduced protection against Omicron - Discovery study (msn.com)
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