Vaccines still very effective against Delta variant, NY study finds

The COVID-19 vaccines remain extremely effective against the highly contagious Delta variant, blocking an estimated 80 percent of infections and slashing odds of hospitalization by more than 90 percent, a new study from the CDC and state Health Department revealed Wednesday.

That is a decrease in effectiveness from the astounding numbers the vaccines posted against the first COVID-19 variants, when the vaccines blocked up to 92 percent of infections, but officials say the new figures show the shots are among the most effective ever devised.

“At over 79 percent effective, it is one of the most effective vaccines ever,” said Professor Cheryl Healton, dean of

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