A COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford in collaboration with AstraZeneca Plc is producing a similar immune response in both older and younger adults, signaling hopes that the vaccine could be a frontrunner among the numerous vaccines in production and testing.

Adverse responses were also lower among the elderly, adding more promise to the vaccine’s potential as a possible preventative measure against COVID-19.

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is expected to be one of the first from big pharma to secure regulatory approval, along with Pfizer and BioNTech’s candidate. Eric Sorensen reports.

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