According to Public Health England (PHE), two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine offer an estimated 94% protection against coronavirus death in those over 65 and 92% for those 40 to 64.
He also said two Pfizer jabs meant 98% protection against mortality in both age groups.
In his weekly COVID-19[female[feminine surveillance report, PHE said the majority of the data came from a period when the Alpha (Kent) variant was still dominant.
He therefore did not provide an estimate of the protection offered against the Delta variant, first identified in India and now dominant in the United Kingdom.
The data also suggested that two AstraZeneca jabs were 94% effective against hospitalization in people of all ages with the Alpha variant, while one Pfizer double jab was 98% effective.
PHE said that for those under 40, early estimates suggested that a single dose of Pfizer’s vaccine is 61% effective against symptomatic illnesses, while a single dose of Moderna is 72% effective.
Both vaccines were offered to people under 40 from May 10.
The report also pointed out that the coronavirus The vaccination program had so far prevented an estimated 7.2 million infections and 27,000 deaths in England alone.
This was based on a modeling analysis of PHE and the MRC Biostatistics Unit at Cambridge University.
Dr Jamie Lopez Bernal, consultant epidemiologist at PHE, said: “These data give us even more confidence that vaccines provide high levels of protection against COVID-19 in all age groups.
“Getting two doses of the vaccine is absolutely vital to protect yourself and others from the variants circulating in the UK.
“Remember, you should reserve your second jab when prompted, to get maximum protection.
“Vaccines are very safe and very effective, and they will protect you and those around you from getting seriously ill.”
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