Health & Fitness Pfizer, Moderna vaccines cut risk of getting sick with COVID-19 by 94%
Moderna, Pfizer vaccines found safe and effective for pregnant women
Mass Gen researchers tested Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines in 84 pregnant women, 30 who were lactating and 16 non-pregnant women and found high antibody levels in all three groups.Pregnant or lactating women, who get vaccinated against Covid-19 produce antibodies, which are passed on to the baby through breast milk and the placenta, say scientists.
COVID-19 vaccines made byand reduce the risk of getting sick from the virus by 94 percent, according to real-world data form the largest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( ) study to-date.
Only six percent of COVID-19 cases among more than 1,800 health care workers were in people fully-vaccinated with one of the two mRNA shots, according to the new study, released Friday. No one included in the study had had thevaccine.
The study was only designed to test whether the vaccines prevented people from getting symptomatic COVID-19, but the fact that only a small fraction of the group who tested positive were fully vaccinated suggests that the shots likely prevent infection and transmission - not just illness.
Moderna jab to be deployed in a fortnight, minister reveals
Nadhim Zahawi said the first batch of the jab - approved in January - is set to arrive by the third week of this month. Ministers have ordered 17million doses.Nadhim Zahawi said the first batch of the jab — approved by regulators in January — is set to arrive in the third week of this month, with 'more volume' expected in May.
'This report provided the most compelling information to date that COVID-19 vaccines were performing as expected in the real world,' said CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky in a statement accompanying the new study.
'This study, added to the many studies that preceded it, was pivotal to CDC changing its recommendations for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.'
It was among the pieces of evidence that the CDC drew upon in updating its guidance for fully vaccinated Americans to say that those who have had all their Covid shots can safely go without masks outdoors or indoors, with a few exceptions including crowded places like planes and buses.
The study drew upon a network of more than 500,000 health care workers.
Moderna vaccine: Reports show greater efficacy but worse side effects - what are they?
THE MODERNA vaccine is being rolled out in the UK, the third coronavirus vaccine in the UK programme. While reports show the efficacy against variants could be higher, some have reported worse side effects.Research has shown the Moderna vaccine is effective against the Californian variant spreading in the US.
Its data was whittled down to 1,843 participating nurses, doctors and hospital staff, all of whom were likely exposed to COVID-19 on the job.
Among the group, there were a total 623 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 and had at least one symptom of the infection, and 1,220 people who tested negative.
Only 40 out of the 623 people who tested positive had been fully vaccinated.
Video: Major screening for ovarian cancer did not prevent early deaths (Cover Video)
In other words just three percent of people who tested positive had been fully vaccinated, compared to 15 percent of people who tested negative.
That suggests (but doesn't prove) that fully vaccinated people are five times less at-risk of getting COVID-19, and translates to a vaccine effectiveness of 96 percent.
However, the study did not include people who tested positive for coronavirus but never showed any symptoms, so it can't prove that the shot prevents infection.
Why nations relying on China's Covid jabs are at risk of more waves
Experts told MailOnline the spiralling crisis in Chile should send a warning to the rest of the world that Chinese-made jabs are too weak to halt the spread of the virus, even with a successful rollout.Experts told MailOnline the spiralling crisis in Chile should send a warning to the rest of the world that Chinese-made jabs are too weak to halt the spread of the virus, even with a successful immunisation programme.
Another 64 of the people who tested positive had had a first dose of either Pfizer or Moderna's vaccines, as had 241 people who tested negative.
Altogether, this means that even a single dose was 82 percent effective against preventing symptomatic COVID-19.
People who tested negative were twice as likely to have had a first dose compared to those who tested positive and had symptoms.
That's much better than what was found in Pfizer's own clinical trial, in which a single dose appeared to prevent just 52 percent of symptomatic illness.
However, UK data found that one shot prevented about 72 percent of illnesses 21 days later.
To-date, more than 36 percent of Americans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and nearly 47 percent have had at least a first dose.
In other words, the risk of getting ill from COVID-19 has been reduced by 94 percent for more than 120 million people, and 155 million are at 82 percent less risk of getting sick.
Along with other studies, the new research was enough to convince the CDC that fully vaccinated people can go maskless and be at minimal risk of falling ill from COVID-19.
FDA will add warning to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines .
The FDA will add a warning to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines after the CDC said there is a 'likely link' between them and cases of heart inflammation in teens and young adults.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the announcement Wednesday during a presentation.