Pfizer jab less effective, still protects against strain found in India: Study – Times of India

“Despite somewhat lessened effectiveness, the Pfizer vaccine most likely safeguards” versus the variant found in India, according to lab test results, said Olivier Schwartz, the institutes director and co-author of the study that was published on the BioRxiv site ahead of peer evaluation. People who had actually received two dosages of Pfizer saw a three-fold decrease in their antibodies versus the variant, B. 1.617, according to the study, but were still safeguarded. Patients who had had Covid-19 within the previous year and individuals immunized with 2 dosages of Pfizer retained enough antibodies to be secured against the alternative found in India, however 3 to six times less antibodies than versus the UK version, Schwartz stated.