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  • AstraZeneca said Monday that a coronavirus vaccine is developing with the University of Oxford produces an immune response in both the elderly and the young.

  • The UK drugmaker also said that adverse reactions were lower among the elderly, Britain's Financial Times newspaper reported The vaccine triggers protective antibodies on T cells in older age groups.

  • T cell immunity is thought to be essential to protection against infection from the virus and could provide longer term immunity than antibodies.

  • Blood tests carried out on a set of older participants reflected data released in July which showed the vaccine did generate quote robust immune responses in healthy adults aged 18 to 55.

  • AstraZeneca said that it was encouraging to see the immune responses were similar between both older and younger adults.

  • They also claimed the results further built the body of evidence for the safety and effectiveness of their drug.

  • AstraZeneca has worked with University of Oxford researchers this year on a vaccine, and it's seen as a global front runner in the race to produce one.

  • British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said a vaccine was not yet ready, but he was preparing logistics for a possible rollout.

  • He added he expected this to happen in the first half of 2021.

  • Astra Zeneca shares rose around nor 20210.8% in early trade Monday, defying a down day for broader markets.

AstraZeneca said Monday that a coronavirus vaccine is developing with the University of Oxford produces an immune response in both the elderly and the young.

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Vaccine produces immune response, AstraZeneca says

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    林宜悉   posted on 2020/10/27
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