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First vaccine dose cuts transmission and hospitalisation: UK studies

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Data from two separate studies published in the UK, one in England and another in Scotland, have shown vaccines against Covid-19 are effective in cutting disease transmission and hospitalisations from the first dose.

Analysis from Public Health England has shown the vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech reduces the risk of catching infection by more than 70% after a first dose.

That risk is reduced by 85% after a second dose. The public health body's study of real-world data also showed vaccinated people who go on to become infected are far less likely to die or be hospitalised.

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