Vaccines protected 95 % of healthcare workers, only 4.28 % got post-inoculation infection: Apollo study

Post-vaccination infection occurred in only 4.28 per cent which is 1,355 out of 31,621 of the vaccinated healthcare workers

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 Jun 2021 3:10 AM GMT
Vaccines protected 95 % of healthcare workers, only 4.28 % got post-inoculation infection: Apollo study

Hyderabad: Apollo Hospitals study on the effect of Covid-19 vaccination during the second wave has revealed that more than 95 percent of the healthcare workers, who received the jabs, did not suffer from any post-inoculation infection.

The finding, from one of the largest cohorts of vaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs) analyzed in the country so far, emphasized that Covid-19 vaccines are effective.

"It is important to continue with Covid appropriate behavior even when one is fully vaccinated. It includes wearing a mask, sanitizing the hands, maintaining appropriate social distance, and avoiding crowds," said Dr. Hariprasad.

The study looked at 31,621 staff from 43 units of the Apollo Hospitals group in 24 cities. These included doctors, nurses, paramedical as well as support and administrative staff.

"The results showed Covid vaccines protected more than 95 percent of the recipients and that post-vaccination infection occurred in only 4.28 percent which is 1,355 out of 31,621 of the vaccinated healthcare workers" said Dr. Anupam Sibal, group medical director.

The findings also showed only 90 cases of all vaccinated workers required hospitalization with only three of the cases requiring ICU admission. The most important finding, he said, was that there was no death in case of Covid infection after vaccination.

Of the fully vaccinated workers, 1,061 reported post-vaccination infections, while 294 of the partly vaccinated workers tested positive.

"This study reiterates that our mainstay against Covid19 is mass vaccination. Vaccines are not only safe but also help prevent severe manifestations of Covid19 and save lives," he said.

Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, founder chairman of the Apollo Group said they should aim to vaccinate five million Indians per day. "The main conclusions from the study are that post-vaccination infections are usually minor and vaccination helps prevent severe infection, ICU admissions, and death," he said.

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