Adults 65 and older who have not received a full course of COVID-19 vaccination and a booster shot are nearly 50 times more likely to be hospitalized than seniors who have, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the research, seniors who have not been vaccinated are 49 times more likely to be admitted to the hospital than those who have been vaccinated. Similarly, unvaccinated individuals between the ages of 50 and 64 are 44 times more likely to be admitted to the hospital than their vaccinated and boosted counterparts, according to the findings.
The information was gathered between November 6 and December 25, 2006. This is the first time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published hospitalization rates depending on vaccination status.
Adults who had received the vaccine but had not received the booster were shown to have considerably lower rates of hospitalization than those who had not received the vaccine.
Older adults over the age of 50 who were not completely vaccinated were 17 times more likely to end up in the hospital than those who had been fully immunized but had not had a booster.
Adults aged 18 to 49 who had not had vaccinations had a 12 times higher risk of being hospitalized, and children aged 12 to 17 had a nine times higher risk of being hospitalized when compared to those who had received vaccinations.
Because omicron was just formally discovered in the United States at the end of November, it is probable that the majority of the cases are of the delta type.
It is believed to be spreading more quickly than the delta version, although authorities claim it is less dangerous and results in fewer hospitalizations among those who have been vaccinated.
The information comes at a time when health experts are urging everyone to receive a coronavirus booster shot in order to make it through the wave of new cases that have been reported in the United States.