Association Between Risk of COVID-19 in Nonimmune Individuals, Immunity in Family Members

JAMA Internal Medicine

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What The Study Did: In this study using national registry data from Sweden, family members without COVID-19 immunity had a lower risk of contracting COVID-19 as the number of family members with known immunity, either from a previous COVID-19 infection or full vaccination, increased.

Authors: Peter Nordström, M.D., Ph.D., of Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.5814)

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