Single dose of Pfizer or Moderna 80% effective in preventing COVID infections in CDC study

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Sandra Lindsay, left, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Pool)

Dr. Robert Murphy, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how a new CDC study of vaccinated health-care workers showed a single dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to be 80% effective against coronavirus infections.

“Better knowledge means better health for you and your family. Turn to Northwestern Medicine at nm.org/healthbeatnews for health tips, research and more.”

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