Oxford vaccine contains 93 percent antibodies : Research
Oxford vaccine found 93 percent antibodies in Dhaka medical research. Head of the Department of Microbiology. The study was conducted for five months under the leadership of SM Samsuzzaman.
The Department of Microbiology, Dhaka Medical College, released the results on Sunday (27 June) after conducting a study on 308 people who had been vaccinated.
Presenting the results at a press conference, Professor Samsuzzaman said they collected a single sample four weeks after the first dose of the Oxford vaccine.
Antibodies against coronavirus were found in 41 percent of the body.
Samples were collected and tested again 2 weeks after the second dose, but within 4 weeks.
Samsuzzaman said that antibodies were found in the body of 93 percent of the Oxford vaccine vaccinators.
He said all those who took part in the study as volunteers were over 30 years old. Eighty percent of them are over 50 years old.
“Our goal was to see if antibodies were produced after the Oxford-Astragene vaccine.”
Asked how long the antibodies would be effective, Professor Samsuzzaman said, “It can last up to six months after the antibodies are made.
However, scientists still do not have any specific information about how long. It needs more research. ”
Mass vaccination in the country began in February with Covishield, a coronavirus vaccine made by Oxford-AstraZeneca produced at the Serum Institute of India.
The first dose of the Oxford vaccine is now discontinued due to the vaccine crisis.
However, vaccines from Sinofarm, a gift from China, and Pfizer from the United States from Kovacs are now being given in small quantities.
So far, 58 lakh 20 thousand 15 people in the country have received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, out of which 42 lakh 83 thousand 742 have completed the course with two doses.
Oxford vaccine contains 93 percent antibodies Research
A study by Public Health England (PHE) last month found that a full course of two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was found to be 85 to 90 percent effective in preventing coronavirus.
Researchers say that even after being vaccinated, someone can still be infected with the coronavirus.
However, in their case, the level of symptoms and illness will be less.
The results of the Dhaka Medical Research College Principal Dr. Md. Titu Mia, Vice President. Md. Shafiqul Alam Chowdhury and Director of the hospital Brigadier General Nazmul Haque were also present.
Asked whether the results of the study could be taken as a picture of the whole society, Titu Mia said, “It does not carry the picture of the whole country. Because this research has been done on a special class.”
“However, the sample size of 308 people is not less than that. From this we can get a rough idea. Larger-scale research is needed to be fully convinced. ”