A recent study in Abu Dhabi revealed that taking the COVID-19 vaccine is 93% effective in preventing hospitalization.
It also showed that vaccines are 95% effective against being admitted for intensive care among individuals who got infected after taking both jabs.
COVID-19 Vaccines Reduce Hospitalization Rate by 93% – Study
The study also 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 guaranteed after infection, Gulf Today reported.
It also highlighted 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. It is also possible that after contracting Covid-19, even if the symptoms are mild, the infection may lead to long-term health complications.
The study also touched on a precarious idea of the ‘post-COVID-19 syndrome’, which may affect some senior citizens, people with chronic diseases, and even healthy individuals. Complications include damage to multiple organs, blood clots, and other complications that may require long-term medical attention.
Meanwhile, health officials remain firm in their position that everyone, vaccinated or not, to follow all the precautionary measures.
They emphasized, “Avoid physical contact, including shaking hands, hugging, or kissing when greeting, and the only wave your hand from a sufficient distance of not less than two metres when greeting.”