Coronavirus: Fully vaccinated adults 94% less likely to be admitted in hospitals
New Delhi : In a latest study, it has been found that elder people and adults who are fully vaccinated have 94% less chance to be hospitalized if they test positive for coronavirus. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been deployed in the US to fight the pandemic.
While not surprising, the results are reassuring because they provide the first real-world evidence in the United States that both vaccines prevent severe covid-19 illness, as they did in clinical trials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
According to the study by CDC, it has been seen that fully vaccinated adults 65 and older were 94% less likely to be hospitalized with covid-19 than people of the same age who were not vaccinated. Partially vaccinated people were 64% less likely to get hospitalized.
The age factor is crucial when it comes to immunity, an essential criteria in fight against coronavirus. This is why old-age people were given priority during vaccination. About 68% of adults 65 and older in the United States - more than 37 million people - have been fully inoculated, the data shows.
The analysis is one of many by the CDC and other groups to assess the effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccines in real-life conditions. In the United Kingdom, another study released Wednesday found that a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce transmission of the coronavirus within households by almost 50%.
In the United States, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky welcomed that agency's findings about protection for fully vaccinated older adults.
"The results are promising for our communities and hospitals," Walensky said in a statement. "As our vaccination efforts continue to expand, covid-19 patients will not overwhelm health care systems - leaving hospital staff, beds, and services available for people who need them for other medical conditions."
Meanwhile, India is starting vaccination for all above 18 years from May 1 onwards.