Do the vaccines work?
Yes, really well – they cut your chances of being hospitalised or dying from coronavirus. Here are the facts:
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 89% effective in preventing Covid-19 infections. This protection develops two weeks after the first dose. You are 80% less likely to be hospitalised after your first jab of the Pfizer/BioNTech.
The Oxford/AstraZeneca is 74% effective in preventing Covid-19 infections. This protection also develops two weeks after the first dose. Recent evidence from an American trial has shown you are 100% less likely to get seriously ill after the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
The Moderna vaccine is the third vaccine approved for use in the UK and it is 94% effective in preventing Covid-19 infection after two doses.