Fully Vaccinated Seniors Were 94% Less Likely To Be Hospitalized With COVID-19 Than Their Same-Age Peers Who Had Not Been Vaccinated, CDC Study Indicates.

April 28, 2021

The Washington Post (4/28, Sun) reports CDC researchers concluded that both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines “are highly effective in preventing hospitalizations among older adults, the group most at risk for severe disease and death.” In the CDC study (4/28, 1.08M), “fully vaccinated adults 65 and older were 94 percent less likely to be hospitalized with covid-19 than people of the same age who were not vaccinated.”

        The New York Times (4/28, Anthes) reports the researchers also found that seniors who had only “received one dose of the vaccine more than two weeks prior...were 64 percent less likely to be hospitalized with the coronavirus than unvaccinated seniors.” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky stated, “These findings are encouraging and welcome news for the two-thirds of people aged 65 and up who are already fully vaccinated.” She added, “Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective and these real-world findings confirm the benefits seen in clinical trials, preventing hospitalizations among those most vulnerable.”

Last modified on 04/29/2021

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