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Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults, study finds

The University of Oxford is expected to release data on the effectiveness of its Covid-19 vaccine in the coming weeks, with the latest trial results suggesting it produces a strong immune response in older adults.

The ChAdOx1 nCov-2019 vaccine has been shown to trigger a robust immune response in healthy adults aged 56-69 and people over 70.

Phase two data, published in The Lancet, suggests one of the groups most vulnerable to serious illness and death from Covid-19 could build immunity, researchers say.

According to the researchers, volunteers in the trial demonstrated similar immune responses across all three age groups.

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