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‘Vaccinated corona patients face lower risks of death, hospitalisation’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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A study by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has found that individuals, who have received two doses of coronavirus vaccine, face lower risks of hospitalisation and death.

Those, who didn’t receive the vaccine, had a higher risk of respiratory complications, death and history of more hospitalisation than those who received the full dose of the vaccine, it added.

The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) disclosed the study results in its bulletin on Sunday. The study was conducted on 1,334 Covid-19 patients between May and June. The patients were above the age of 30 and selected from the national list by random sampling.

Of them, 592 were not vaccinated while 742 others were inoculated. The 306 individuals who received both doses of the vaccine had contracted Covid-19 at least 14 days after getting the vaccine.

The study found that 11% among the unvaccinated patients developed respiratory complications while the rate was 4% among those who had received two doses of the vaccine.

Patients who were not vaccinated were 10% more likely to have respiratory complications than those who were fully vaccinated.

The hospitalisation rate was 23% among the unjabbed patients and 7% among the full dose vaccine recipients. The hospitalisation rate with non-communicable diseases was 32% among Covid-19 patients who were not vaccinated and 10% among the fully vaccinated patients.

The hospitalisation rate of non-vaccinated Covid patients with more than one non-communicable disease was 16% higher than the full-dose vaccine recipients.

Among the participants, 3% of non-vaccinated and 1% of full-dose vaccinated patients required ICU beds. Of the unvaccinated participants of the study, 19, or 3%, needed to be admitted to the ICU. Of the fully vaccinated, only three, less than 1%, were admitted to the ICU.

The study advised people to receive both doses of the vaccine and follow health regulations in order to curb the pandemic -- which has so far killed over 21,000 people across the country including in Dhaka.