CDC: Two Pfizer doses show 93% effectiveness against COVID-19 hospitalization for teens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been studying the effectiveness of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in keeping patients out of the hospital and the group says it has shown to be 93% effective at keeping adolescents out of the hospital if they develop COVID.

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The CDC said of the cases, those who received two doses of the vaccine did not need to be admitted to the hospital between June and September.

Of those patients aged 12 to 17 who were hospitalized, 97% of them were unvaccinated with 3% of patients in the hospital having received a shot.

However, none of the vaccinated teens who were hospitalized had to be admitted to an intensive care unit, according to the CDC’s data.

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Of those who were hospitalized, the CDC said 464 patients had a median age of 15 and 72% of them “had at least one underlying condition, including obesity.”

Of the entire group, 68% attended school in person.

The study excluded teens who had only received one of the two vaccines or who had been vaccinated 13 days or fewer before seeing signs of the coronavirus.

To read more on the study, click here.


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