Oxford vaccine boss says 'pandemic is over' if jabs keep people out of hospital Professor Andrew Pollard said data should be available within weeks to show whether vaccines halt hospitalisations from the virus Two COVID shots effective against India variant - English health bodyA double dose of COVID-19 vaccines is almost as effective against the fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus first identified in India as it is against Britain's dominant strain, English health officials said on Saturday. Pfizer, Moderna vaccines could protect against India COVID variant: FauciA concerning strain of the coronavirus first detected in India will likely be thwarted by the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines in the US, health officials said Tuesday. Covid: Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs effective against Indian variant - studyThey are effective against symptomatic disease but protection is low after only one dose, a study says. Covid vaccines available in US ‘are likely’ effective against Indian variant, Dr Fauci saysExperts say the B.1.617 is likely responsible for the stark rise in Covid-19 infections in India Early data hopeful on vaccines and new variantUK government says it looks like existing Covid-19 vaccines work against the B.1.617.2 variant. COVID-19: Hancock 'increasingly confident' England is on track for roadmap after vaccines show promise against Indian variantMatt Hancock describes new data on vaccine effectiveness as "groundbreaking", after the emergence of the new variant in February. Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs are 'highly effective' against Indian variantA 'groundbreaking' Public Health England study provides reassurance that both jabs offer high levels of protection against the variant.