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(The Hill) – Adults 65 and older who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are almost 50 times more likely to be hospitalized than older adults who have received a full course of vaccination and a booster, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Data shows that unvaccinated older people are 49 times more likely to go to hospital than those who have been vaccinated. Similarly, unvaccinated adults aged 50 to 64 are 44 times more likely to go to hospital than their vaccinated and boosted counterparts, the data shows.

Data was collected from November 6 to December 25. This is the first time the CDC has published hospitalization rates based on vaccination status.

It was found that adults vaccinated without a booster still had significantly lower hospitalization rates than the unvaccinated.

Unvaccinated older adults over 50 were 17 times more likely to end up in hospital than fully vaccinated older adults without a booster.

Unvaccinated adults aged 18 to 49 were 12 times more likely to be hospitalized, and those aged 12 to 17 were nine times more likely to be hospitalized than vaccinated.

The numbers are likely made up mostly of delta variant cases, as omicron was not officially detected in the United States until late November.

The omicron variant spreads faster than the delta variant, but officials say it is less deadly and causes fewer hospitalizations among vaccinees.

The data comes as health officials encourage everyone to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to ride out the wave of new cases seen in the United States.

CDC: Unvaccinated seniors nearly 50 times more likely to be hospitalized than those who received boosters | KTA

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