'COVID-19 vaccines reduce hospitalisation risk by 80 pc, give 94 pc protection against infection': Govt

'COVID-19 vaccines reduce hospitalisation risk by 80 pc, give 94 pc protection against infection': Govt

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New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that the COVID-19 vaccinations can reduce the chances of hospitalisation by 80 per cent and gives nearly 94 per cent protection from the deadly disease. The health ministry's observation was based on several studies conducted on Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who received the COVID-19 vaccination in India.

"Studies show that chances of hospitalisation are 75-80 per cent less in individuals vaccinated against COVID. The possibility of such individuals needing oxygen support is around 8 per cent and the risk of ICU admission is only 6 per cent in vaccinated persons," NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul said.


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