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Paul Kelly defends AstraZeneca vaccine | SBS News

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Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly has defended rollout plans for the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and sought to ease concerns about its efficacy.

His stance comes after questions were raised about whether the vaccine would be effective enough to generate herd immunity.

Clinical trials have shown the AstraZeneca vaccine has an efficacy rate of between 62 per cent and 90 per cent, which is below other leading vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna.

Read more: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-chief-medical-officer-tries-to-soothe-concerns-as-questions-raised-about-astrazeneca-vaccine

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