Pfizer vaccine works on UK COVID strain - study

Wednesday, 20. January 2021 13:03

The COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech is efficient against the strain of the virus known as B117 which was first detected in the United Kingdom, a study released on Wednesday showed.

According to the data, there was "no biologically significant difference in neutralization activity" when sera of 16 vaccine trial participants were exposed to the Wuhan reference strain and the B117 lineage spike protein.

The UK COVID-19 strain led to a nationwide lockdown in the country as cases spiked following its detection.

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