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How the Oxford vaccine works: the half dose regime that surprised scientists – Telegraph.co.uk

Study involving more than 24,000 volunteers saw no serious cases among those who received the jab, including no hospitalisations

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Researchers believe an initial half dose may be beneficial because it more accurately mirrors how the body would see the virus in the real world.
Professor Sarah Gilbert, the lead researcher of the vaccine development programme and professor of vaccinology at the University of Oxford, said:  “We’ll be digging into the details of exactly why we get a better efficacy with a half dose, but it may be because that better mimics what happens with a real infection.
“What we’ve always tried to do with the…

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