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Moderna vaccine blocks 72% of delta mutations with the first dose… “Hospitalization and death are prevented by 96%” (Complementary)

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Moderna vaccine blocks 72% of delta mutations with the first dose… “Hospitalization and death are prevented by 96%” (Complementary)

Edit 2021.07.22 15:58Enter 2021.07.22 15:58

As a result of phase 3 clinical trial on 30,420 patients, the preventive effect of COVID-19 was ‘94.1%’


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[아시아경제 김지희 기자] Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was found to be effective in preventing the delta mutation by 72% with just the first dose.

According to the Corona 19 Vaccination Response Promotion Team on the 22nd, the Moderna vaccine was recently reported to have a preventive effect of 94.1% as a result of phase 3 clinical trials targeting 30,420 people. In addition, after the first vaccination in 420,073 people in Canada, the preventive effect against the mutant was confirmed to be 83% for alpha mutation, 77% for beta/gamma mutation, and 72% for delta mutation.

The effectiveness of preventing hospitalization or death after the first vaccination was reported as 79% for alpha mutations, 89% for beta/gamma mutations, and 96% for delta mutations.

Bae Baek-taek, head of the situation at the Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters, said at a regular briefing on COVID-19 on the same day, “A total of 63,248 people have been vaccinated with Moderna vaccine for medical staff in Korea. In some cases, facial edema may appear in the case of dermal fillers, so in this case, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.”


In addition, from the 26th, moderna vaccinations for people in their 50s will start. Moderna vaccines to be used for inoculation in their 50s are also arriving little by little. On this day, 290,000 doses of Moderna vaccine came into Korea, and the total number of Moderna vaccines introduced this month is 1.04 million. According to the promotion team, an additional 31 million doses of vaccine will be supplied by the end of August.

Kim Ki-nam, head of the vaccination planning division of the promotion group, said, “The Moderna vaccine will be introduced additionally in July.” “The total amount of Moderna vaccine for each month will be announced separately when the schedule is confirmed and introduced.”

By Kim Ji-hee, reporter [email protected]

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