AstraZeneca updates US vaccine efficacy results
March 26, 2021 7:27 am
AstraZeneca has updated the efficacy result of its coronavirus vaccine trial in the US.
This is after health officials insisted they wanted to include the latest information.
The Anglo-Swedish firm has now adjusted the efficacy rate of its vaccine from 79% to 76%.
Further data from the US trial showed efficacy among the over 65s rose from 80% to 85%.
AstraZeneca said it now looked forward to getting US regulatory approval.
The company said the trial results confirm the vaccine “is highly effective in adults” and it remains 100% effective at preventing severe cases of the disease.