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Quotes from stakeholders of the EAVE II study

"This research provides encouraging early data on the impact of vaccination on reducing hospitalisations.

Professor Chris WhittyChief Medical Officer for England and co-lead for the National Institute for Health Research

The discovery of very high protection before the second dose of the vaccines is very welcome news. These promising early results are a testament to the extraordinary efforts of the everyone who worked so hard to develop the vaccines and roll them out with unprecedented speed, and to these researchers who’ve analysed Scottish health data in near real-time.

Professor Fiona WattExecutive Chair of the Medical Research Council

These important results are the first nationwide data to demonstrate that vaccines reduce Covid-19 related admissions to hospital in the real world.  When HDR UK announced the rapid funding call in December for Covid-19 research projects as part of the UKRI National Core Studies' Data & Connectivity programme, this was exactly the type of rapid impact we hoped to achieve, so all credit to the UK-wide team. Importantly, the data used in this research is accessible via the HDR Innovation Gateway; supporting the UK's research community by making health datasets easily discoverable and accessible. This commitment to open collaborative science at scale is vital in our quest to combat Covid-19.”

Professor Andrew MorrisDirector, Health Data Research UK

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