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When will we know if the Oxford vaccine works?

Early results indicate AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine is promising Oxford vaccine candidate found safe in elderly, offered immunity against SARS-CoV-2 in all age groups
Melba Vasquez | 20 November, 2020, 20:40

It is also now being trialled in South Africa.

Sources told ARY News that the health ministry sent a summary to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) in which it sought allocation of $150 million funds for advance booking of COVID-19 vaccines.

"We're really delighted with the results".

"Inducing robust immune responses in older adults has been a long-standing challenge in human vaccine research", Dr Angela Minassian, Investigator at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases said in a statement.

"And the first data are really encouraging".

Both low and standard doses of the vaccine triggered responses in both parts of the immune system.

"To show this vaccine technology is able to induce these responses, in the age group most at risk from severe COVID-19 disease, offers hope that vaccine efficacy will be similar in younger and older adults".

Pollard discussed progress in the late-stage trials as Oxford released a study based on earlier research that found the vaccine was well tolerated and produced a strong immune response in people over 70. The study, therefore, includes only healthy participants and not those with comorbidities.

Netanyahu said that in the next few hours "the final details will be resolved ahead of signing an agreement to purchase millions of coronavirus vaccine doses developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford". One group of the volunteers was given two treatments of the vaccine, called ChAdOx1.

The symptoms were also similar to those seen in a flu vaccine, including tiredness and headache.

The one where they looked for any adverse safety issues in more than 500 people.

Volunteers got two doses of the vaccine or a placebo, and no serious side effects related to the AZD1222 vaccine were reported, the researchers said.

In September, the Department of Health requested at least 12.9 billion pesos (258 million dollars) for the initial purchase of the vaccines, storage facilities and other requirements.

"What this could mean is that in the future when we're looking to boost people's responses, we might need to do it more often in older people than we do with younger people, but we're not thinking that we're going to need to boost people a couple of times a year as we do with the flu vaccine".

Duterte also overrode a six-month review period that usually applies to newly-approved drugs, meaning it will only take 21 days for the vaccine to be cleared for use in the Philippines, said presidential spokesman Harry Roque. These antibodies that block the virus from entering cells can be measure in the lab, Ramasamy explained.

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