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Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine reduces transmission after one dose: UK study

The study and its results have yet to be independently peer-reviewed by other scientists

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Coronavirus Vaccine | Coronavirus Tests

Reuters  |  LONDON 

A single dose of Pfizer and BioNtech's COVID-19 vaccine cuts the number of asymptomatic infections and could significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the virus, results of a UK study found on Friday. Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England. "Our findings show a dramatic reduction in the rate of positive screening tests among asymptomatic healthcare workers after a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine," said Nick Jones, an ...

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First Published: Fri, February 26 2021. 17:53 IST
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