According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of those who were hospitalised with COVID-19 last spring were completely immunised and had gotten a booster shot or third dosage.
According to the CDC, adults who had not received vaccinations were 3.4 times more likely than those who had to go to the hospital with COVID.
The hospitalisation statistics from March 20 to May 31, when the omicron subvariant BA.2 was the predominant strain, were taken into account in the CDC report. Researchers discovered that 39.1% of patients had had a primary vaccine series, at least one booster shot, or another dosage; 5% had received two booster shots to provide complete immunity.
The CDC advised adults to maintain their COVID-19 immunisation schedule, including booster shots. Regardless of vaccination status, numerous medical and nonpharmaceutical preventive measures should be used to safeguard people at high risk for developing severe SARS-CoV-2.
Hospitalization is more likely in older adults and those with underlying medical issues who contract the coronavirus.
Additionally, the study discovered that hospitalisation rates for persons over 65 tripled during the research period. Rates increased 1.7 times more among those under 65.