Fully Vaccinated Seniors 94% Less Likely To Be Hospitalized With COVID-19, CDC Finds
New research shows that vaccination dramatically reduces the odds that seniors get hospitalized with COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that those aged 65 and older who had received both doses of either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine were 94% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than seniors who had not been vaccinated. Seniors who had received only one dose were 64% less likely to be hospitalized.
“COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, and these real-world findings confirm the benefits seen in clinical trials, preventing hospitalizations among those most vulnerable,” said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.
In the United States, over 81% of seniors have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and nearly 68% have been fully vaccinated.