Researchers in Bristol have found that the Pfizer vaccine is 79.3 percent effective at preventing people age 80 and above from being admitted to the hospital because of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccines is 80.4 percent from 14 days after vaccination.
Professor Adam Finn, paediatrics and chief investigator of the study at the University of Bristol, said the researchers took a different approach to the research.
They examined 446 vaccinated patients over 80 who were admitted to two Bristol hospitals.
“Their results confirm ours and ours confirm theirs. There is stronger and stronger evidence that one dose of either vaccine is highly protective against hospitalisations and serious illness,” he claimed.
The findings give hope to the government’s four-step plan to lift restrictions.
With further evidence of Covid jabs protecting older people, scientists condemn European politicians for slugging them out on using the Oxford vaccine.
Professor Finn criticised countries that refused to use the AstraZeneca vaccines.
“There are lots of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine available in European countries, and they are not being given to people over the age of 65, in some cases in countries over the age of 55, for lack of data.”