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Covid vaccines – ‘spectacular’ impact on serious illness – BBC News

First evidence jabs are having major impact on serious illness as well as cutting transmission.

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By Nick TriggleHealth correspondent
The first data on the UK Covid vaccine rollout suggests it is having a “spectacular” impact on stopping serious illness, researchers say.
Within weeks, one shot reduces the risk of being admitted to hospital by at least three-quarters for the over 80s.
Researchers said this was particularly impressive as this age group was the most frail and least likely to have a strong immune response.
Monitoring of health staff also shows vaccination helps cut transmission.

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