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Giving covid jabs to Scots NHS workers cuts risk for whole family- study finds

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Covid jabs to Scots health workers also helps protect everyone in their house against the disease, a study has found. The research into all NHS healthcare staff in Scotland and their households shows that the rate of infection with Covid-19 for people that live with them is at least 30% lower when the worker has been vaccinated mostly with a single dose.Since household members of the workers can also be infected via other people this 30% relative risk reduction is an underestimate of the ‘true’ effect of vaccination on transmission.Research led by Public Health Scotland and the University of Glasgow involved over 300,000 people in total and ran between 8 December 2020 and 3 March 2021.The study, using record linkage, compared cases of.

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