With Prof. Merryn Voysey, University of Oxford, Oxford Vaccine Group, UK
The global supply of COVID-19 vaccines remains limited. An understanding of the immune response that is predictive of protection could facilitate rapid licensure of new vaccines. Data from a randomized efficacy trial of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222, AstraZeneca, University of Oxford) vaccine in the United Kingdom was analyzed to determine the antibody levels associated with protection against SARS-CoV-2.
Binding and neutralizing antibodies at 28 days after the second dose were measured in infected and noninfected vaccine recipients. Higher levels of all immune markers were correlated with a reduced risk of symptomatic infection but not asymptomatic infection. These data can be used to bridge to new populations using validated assays, and allow extrapolation of efficacy estimates to new COVID-19 vaccines.
VACCELERATE, the EU funded clinical research network for the coordination & conduct of COVID-19 vaccine trials is looking forward to hosting this webinar. The webinar will be recorded and published on https://vaccelerate.eu/