COVID-19-Associated Hospitalizations Among Vaccinated, Unvaccinated Adults

JAMA Internal Medicine

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About The Study: When Omicron was the dominant variant during the early months of 2022 from January to April, COVID-19-associated hospitalization rates were 10.5 times higher in unvaccinated adults and 2.5 times higher in vaccinated adults with no booster dose compared with those who had received a booster dose. Results of the study suggest that clinicians and public health practitioners should continue to promote vaccination with all recommended doses for eligible persons.

Authors: Fiona Havers, M.D., M.H.S., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.4299)

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