The World Health Organization acclaims using the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford.
Some new forms of the virus appear to make vaccines less effective.
The WHO also says the vaccine can be used in people aged over 65. Some countries speak against it.
The Oxford vaccine is seen as the “vaccine for the world” as it is cheap. Moreover, it can be mass-produced and stored in a regular fridge.
However, it has involved controversy about its efficiency against new variants. Also, whether it should be used in the elderly and how far apart the doses should be given.
The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation, known as Sage, has been scrutinising evidence from vaccine trials.
Its provisional references say the vaccine is 63% effective overall.
However, early data from South Africa trials showed the vaccine was offering “minimal protection” against mild and moderate disease in young people.
The WHO’s director of immunisation, Dr Katherine O’Brien, said the South African study was “inconclusive”. Moreover, it was “plausible” the vaccine would still prevent severe disease.
However, Oxford scientists still expect their vaccine to prevent people from becoming seriously ill with Covid-19 and needing hospital treatment.
“There is no reason not to recommend its use even in countries that have a circulation of the variant,” said Dr Alejandro Cravioto, the chairman of WHO’s Sage.
World Health Organisation’s statement
The WHO said even though there was a small number of over 65s in the trials, other studies showed older people had a nearly identical immune response to younger adults so the vaccine should be used.
The scientific advisers also said, giving two doses eight-12 weeks apart increased the vaccine’s effectiveness and provided more excellent protection.
The World Health Organisation had recommended a gap of up to six weeks between doses in extraordinary circumstances, initially.
Prof Sarah Gilbert, the chief investigator on the Oxford vaccine trial, said: “It is excellent news that the WHO has suggested use of the Sars CoV-2 vaccine first produced in Oxford.
“This decision paves the way to more extensive use of the vaccine to protect people against Covid-19 and gain control of the pandemic.”
ReEntry Delaware- An organization with a distinct social cause
California Property Values Impacted by Covid-19 Issues
Savage Grow Plus US Review: A Must Read Guide Before Buying Male Enhancement Supplement
Why it’s Best to Hire Communications Graduates to Do Your Marketing Audit
What is a Good Interest Rate on a Debt Consolidation Loan?
Alcohol Delivery Made Easy in San Francisco
Stafford Beats is Becoming the Best Version of Himself
Meet Abby Roberge: A Comedian For All
Shashicka Tyre-Hill Has Been a Woman Of Motivation and Inspiration for Many
From Deep Out of Crescent City, CA Rises The Sounds of Omni Alien
Gulf Street Advisors Won’t Give You Credit Card Relief
His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III: The Life Story Etched in Supreme Character and Wisdom
Seven Leaves x Zkittlez Collab Spells New Cannabis Strains Coming Soon
California Architect Promotes Zero-Energy, Zero-Carbon Buildings
Diggie the Progression of Hip-Hop LLC: The Perfect Beginning for Aspiring Music Artists
Many Students are now Enrolling in High Paying Surveys that Pay through PayPal to Earn Money
World3 months ago
Experts Share Necessary Precautions To Take When Buying A Used Car
Health1 year ago
Royal CBD Launches New Line of Products to Take Away all the Pain People Suffer
Health5 months ago
The Looming and Unavoidable Women’s Health Crisis
Lifestyle5 months ago
5 Tips on How to Care for Your Clip-in Hair Extensions
Business11 months ago
Entrepreneur Who Wraps All His Cars In Gold; Just who is Kevin Thobias?
Lifestyle2 months ago
Meet Coconut Kitty: Artist, Poet, and Social Media Sensation
Business8 months ago
A Trailblazer For An Entire Industry: How Moyn Islam Is An Entrepreneur That Stands Out From The Crowd
Business1 year ago
Could the cure for Herpes be just what the Doctor ordered for Synergy Pharmaceuticals?