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Is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe?

AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among adults of all ages in a long-anticipated U.S. study, a finding that could help rebuild public confidence in the shot around the world and move it a step closer to clearance in the U.S.

In the study of 30,000 people, the vaccine was 79% effective at preventing symptomatic cases of COVID-19 — including in older adults. There were no severe illnesses or hospitalizations among vaccinated volunteers, compared with five such cases in participants who received dummy shots — a small number, but consistent with findings from Britain and other countries that the vaccine protects against the worst of the disease.

https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/astrazeneca-us-data-vaccine-effective-all-ages/507-11c26e8a-21c7-4d52-9fe3-ce5092feee3b

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