Published:  04:02 AM, 03 August 2021

'Vaccinated Covid patients face lower risk'

People who have taken two doses of Covid-19 vaccines face lower risk of respiratory problem, hospitalization and fatality, said a study recently conducted by The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).According to the research carried out among the Covid patients on the months of May and June, 1% of unvaccinated Covid patients suffered from breathing difficulties whereas the rate was 4% among the vaccinated ones. Besides, the hospital admission rate among those received double doses of Covid shots was only 7% while it was 23 % for the unvaccinated.

The study was conducted among 1,334 patients all of whom were above the age of 30. Seventeen (3%) of the unvaccinated patients died while only one of the vaccinated ones (0.03%) died during this time. Besides, 19(3%) of the unvaccinated group required ICU support while only 3(below 1 %) of the vaccinated ones needed it. The study found that most of the patients who had to be hospitalized even after vaccination had underlying health complications.

Those suffering from multiple health problems were 16 percentage points more likely to be hospitalized than those who were fully vaccinated.The report also found that fewer vaccinated patients needed intensive care. They also suffered fewer deaths.Of the unvaccinated participants in the study, 19, or 3 percent, needed to be admitted to the ICU. Of the fully vaccinated, only three, less than 1 percent, were admitted to the ICU.

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