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The Covid-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca (AZN) produces a strong immune response in healthy adults 56 to 69 years old and people over 70, The Telegraph telegraphs. Phase 2 data, published in The Lancet, suggests one of the groups most vulnerable to serious illness and death from Covid-19 could build immunity. There were also fewer serious side effects than in younger volunteers. Phase 3 trials of the vaccine are ongoing, with early efficacy readings possible in the coming weeks.

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