- People that have been fully vaccinated by the Pfizer vaccine will be protected against infection and hospitalisation
- The efficacy of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine lasts for at least six months, this is according to a peer-reviewed journal The Lancet
- The data comes from research taken from about a third of peeps who were fully vaccinated in southern California, USA
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CALIFORNIA - Recent reports have revealed that after receiving the second Pfizer BioNTech Covid19 vaccine, efficacy lasts for at least six months. The effectiveness fell from 88% to 47% just six months after the second dose.
The news follows information that was publicised on Monday, 4 October. It follows United States health authorities taking into consideration the possibility of booster shots. Prior information gathered from trials has revealed that vaccinations safeguard patients from hospitalisation.
The Lancet's study calculates the efficacy of the jab in a real-world situation. Pfizer alongside Kaiser Permanente studied information from 3.4 million people residing in southern California. Approximately one-third of the residents were full vaxxed by August this year.
A report by EWN revealed that around three to four months after receiving their second jab, people were about 73% safeguarded from Covid19 infections and 90% safeguarded against being hospitalised. Although the protection is high, safeguarding against the Delta variant fell by 40% through five months but hospitalisation protection against all Covid19 variants stayed high.
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According to Reuters, the information provided proposes that the decrease is owing to the diminishing in efficacy rather than the variants becoming more contagious.
SAHRC states mandatory vaccinations may be sound under SA Constitution
Previously, Briefly News reported that the SAHRC said that a basic law decreeing that Covid19 vaccines in SA become mandatory is not by definition an infringement on one's human rights. The SAHRC stated that said law would be sound under the South African Constitution.
On the other hand, the SAHRC has made calls for Government to look at all avenues to stimulate optional vaccination first.
The Commission also said that it holds the opinion that Government has yet to do everything to ensure communities are educated and urged to get the vaccine prior to making a decision on mandatory vaccinations.
YouTube is putting an end to vaccine misinformation, removes anti-vax content
In other vaccine news, Briefly News previously reported that YouTube is stepping in to do its part in making sure that vaccine misinformation is removed from its platform.
The video company is planning to remove all videos that are spreading incorrect information about proven vaccines. The scope is not just limited to Covid 19 vaccines but all other vaccines that have been proven scientifically and given approval by the World Health Organization.
YouTube will also make the bold move of removing YouTube channels of some of the most popular anti-vaxxer content creators.