As more countries are rolling out their national vaccination campaigns against COVID-19, the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre recently released a study, revealing that taking the COVID-19 vaccine is 93% effective in preventing hospitalization.
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It also noted that vaccines prevent hospital admission for intensive care among individuals who got infected after taking both jabs.
Vaccination Against COVID-19 Reduces Hospitalization Rate by 93% – Abu Dhabi Study
Furthermore, the study noted that immunity against Covid-19 is best achieved through vaccination and adhering to precautionary measures, and is multifaceted and not limited to the presence of antibodies. The study also found that immunity is not assured after infection, Gulf Today reported.
And then there’s also the fact that the risk of contracting COVID-19 increases as the virus mutates and that the chances of the virus mutating increase with its spread. As of this writing, there are several strains that have already been identified across the world.
It is also likely that after contracting Covid-19, even if the symptoms are mild, the infection may lead to long-term health complications.
The recent study also tackled the dangerous notion of the ‘post-Covid-19 syndrome’, which may affect some senior citizens, people with chronic diseases, and even healthy individuals. It noted that complications include damage to multiple organs, blood clots, and other complications that may require long-term medical attention.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization reminds everyone, whether vaccinated or not, to follow all the precautionary measures set by their respective governments.
As the vaccines are steadily being rolled out in a bid to establish herd immunity, authorities continue to remind everyone: “Avoid physical contact, including shaking hands, hugging, or kissing when greeting, and only wave your hand from a sufficient distance of not less than two metres when greeting.”