Official data reveals Covid-enhanced blows reduce risk of death from Omicron by 95%

BOOSTER official data reduced the risk of death with Omicron by 95%.

The encouraging news comes as many of the Plan B restrictions were lifted today.

Boosters are extremely effective in reducing the risk of death from Covid


Boosters are extremely effective in reducing the risk of death from CovidCredit: LNP

The UK Health Security Agency analysis looked at the impact of the third shot on mortality in people over the age of 50.

A latest report today says: “Vaccine effectiveness against mortality with the Omicron variant has been estimated for people 50 years of age and older by combining the risk of becoming an symptomatic cases with a risk of death among symptomatic cases in vaccination (all combination vaccines) compared with unvaccinated individuals.

“At more than 25 weeks after the second dose, vaccine efficacy is about 60% while at two or more weeks after booster vaccination, vaccine efficacy is 95% for dead.”

Previous data has shown that people are less likely to get Omicrons once they have boosters.

And if they catch the variation, it will be a lighter version of Covid we previously knew, thanks to the stabs.

The latest data also shows the booster working against a new sub-variant of Omicron, BA.2, which is starting to spread in the UK.

It found: “Vaccine efficacy against symptomatic disease was similar for Omicron’s BA.1 and BA.2 sublines.”

Three weeks after booster injections, efficacy against symptomatic disease increased to 63% for BA.1 (original Omicron) and 70% for BA.2.

When Omicron first appeared early last month, scientists warned it could evade a vaccine.

The data showed that the two injections prevented serious illness from the mutant strain.

However, a booster shot, or third dose, “boosts immunity” and is essential for success. beat the variationsone study found.

Research from UKHSA shows boosters are 92% effective at stopping hospital admissions two weeks after being used.

The latest data also strongly discourages pregnant women who are unsure whether they should have an aspiration.

It shows that the risks of stillbirth, low birth weight and premature birth are still very similar to those of unvaccinated people – but you have the vaccine’s protection if you do get sick.

Dr Gayatri Amirthalingam, Consultant Epidemiologist at the UK Health Security Service, said: “There is increasing evidence that if you are pregnant you are at increased risk of disease. severe due to Covid-19, especially late in pregnancy.

“We know that the Covid-19 vaccine used in the UK is highly effective in protecting against hospitalization and our ongoing monitoring of the vaccine program continues to provide reassuring evidence of its efficacy. Safety of Covid-19 vaccine in pregnant women.

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“I urge all pregnant women to go ahead and get their vaccines immediately. This is the best way to protect you and your baby.”

Earlier this month it surfaced four out of five patients hospitalized with Omicron at the peak of cases did not have a booster shot to protect against Covid.

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said today: “The tireless efforts of the NHS and care staff, its army of volunteers, as well as the extraordinary response of the British public has helped More than 37 million people are promoted. I want to thank everyone who came to Get Boosted Now.

“As we learn to live with Covid, we need to make it clear that this virus is not going away, so if you haven’t – please continue with the first, second or second time. your booster.”

It comes like Plan B restrictions are shelvedafter Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the Commons last week cases and hospitalizations were falling, and “our scientists believe it is likely that the Omicron wave has now peaked across the country” .

He stated: “Because of the extraordinary intensification of the campaign, coupled with how the public has reacted to the Plan B measures, we are able to go back to Plan A in the UK and allow the provisions of the Plan B expires.”

NHS National Chief Medical Officer Professor Stephen Powis said today: “The public can help us by continuing to use the Covid vaccine to save their lives, and as is the case with the pandemic, if you have a health problem please contact 111 online and call 999 when it is a life threatening condition – the NHS is here for you”.


Important Omicron symptom to look out for – and it’s changed since Delta Official data reveals Covid-enhanced blows reduce risk of death from Omicron by 95%

Emma Bowman

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