CDC: Bivalent Vaccine Cuts Risk of COVID Hospitalization by Half
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released new data showing a dramatic reduction in hospitalization rates among people who have received both doses of the vaccine. The analysis found that getting both doses cut the risk of hospitalization caused by COVID-19 by half.
The study looked at the hospitalization rates of more than 31,000 individuals living in the United States. The researchers found that among those who had received both doses of the vaccine, the rate of hospitalization was cut in half.
The study also found that people who get only one dose of the vaccine still had a significant risk reduction. They found that people who got one dose had a 21% lower risk of hospitalization.
These findings come on the heels of news about other vaccines showing similar levels of protection. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines were previously shown to be approximately 95% effective in preventing symptomatic cases of COVID-19.
The CDC continues to recommend that people get both doses of the vaccine to maximize their protection from severe disease caused by COVID-19.
Why is the Bivalent Vaccine More Effective?
The bivalent vaccine is a combination of two vaccines. The first vaccine is designed to prime the body’s immune system. The second vaccine boosts the body’s ability to recognize and fight the virus.
This combination of two vaccines is more effective at protecting people against the virus. That’s because combining the two vaccines helps the body recognize the virus more quickly and mount a stronger immune response.
Tips for Getting the Most Benefit From the Vaccine
The only way to maximize the protection from the vaccine is to get both doses. Here are some tips for getting the most benefit from the vaccine:
1. Make sure you get both doses: It’s important to get both doses of the vaccine to maximize your protection from the virus.
2. Get vaccinated as soon as possible: The sooner you get vaccinated, the sooner you can be protected from the virus.
3. Make sure to follow the recommended schedule: Some vaccines require two doses, given several weeks apart. Make sure you follow the recommended schedule for getting both doses.
4. Talk to your doctor: If you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine, make sure to talk to your doctor.
The CDC’s findings are encouraging and more evidence that the vaccines are an effective way to protect yourself from COVID-19. Vaccines are our best chance at controlling the pandemic and getting back to normal. Make sure you get vaccinated as soon as possible and follow the guidelines for getting both doses.