UK: 52% vaccine breakthrough for hospitalized over-50s

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The Covid-19 Actuaries Response Group have recently issued a report on Covid-19 hospitalizations by age and vaccine status, based on data from the UK government’s own reports.

The news is relatively good for fully vaccinated under 50’s, they are far less likely to be hospitalized than older age groups or the unvaccinated, but it’s a very different story for fully vaccinated over-50’s who now make up 52% of all Covid-19 hospitalizations.

Although the over-50s age group has seen a high take-up of the various vaccines available in the UK, they have been hit surprisingly hard by vaccine waning, and a third vaccination in just eight months is now being rolled out for this age group, a measure also introduced in Israel recently. 

Covid-19 Actuaries Response Group report


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** This post was originally published on August 4, 2021 **