Chances of hospitalisation only 0.06% after Covid vaccination: Study

A study by Indraprastha Apollo Hospital has said that only 0.06 per cent of people need hospitalisation due to Covid after vaccination.

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Only 0.06 per cent of people need hospitalisation after Covid vaccination and 97.38 per cent of those vaccinated were protected from the virus, a study by Indraprastha Apollo Hospital revealed.

The hospital has released the results of the study to evaluate the frequency of ‘Break Through Infection’ (infections after the vaccination) of Covid-19.

The study was conducted on healthcare workers who reported to Delhi’s Indraprastha Apollo Hospital with symptomatic Covid-19, during the first 100 days of the vaccination drive using the Covishield vaccine.

The findings are currently under consideration for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

Group Medical Director of Apollo Hospitals Group Dr. Anupam Sibal told news agency ANI, “India has witnessed a huge increase in cases in the second wave of Covid-19 recently, amidst the vaccination drive that is in progress. There have been reports of infections after the vaccination, which are also known as Breakthrough Infections. These infections may occur after partial and full vaccination in some individuals.”

Dr. Sibal, also a senior consultant for Paediatric Gastroenterology, said, “The studies indicated that Covid-19 vaccination does not provide 100 per cent immunity. Even after full immunisation, it protects against serious manifestations. Our study demonstrated that 97.38 per cent of those vaccinated were protected from an infection and hospitalisation rate was only 0.06 per cent. The results of the study show that break-through infections occur only in a small percentage and these are primarily minor infections that do not lead to severe disease. There were no ICU admissions or death. Our study makes the case for vaccination stronger.”

The study was conducted on 3,235 healthcare workers (HCWs). A total of 85 of the 3,235 healthcare workers got infected with Covid-19 during the study period.

Out of these, 65 (2.62 per cent) were fully vaccinated, and 20 (2.65 per cent) were partially vaccinated. Females were significantly more affected and the age did not influence the incidence of infection.

(With inputs from ANI)

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