AGI – Among the vaccinated the risk of contracting the virus collapses, and even more of being hospitalized and dying. This is what the second report of the Ministry of Health and Iss on ‘Impact of Covid-19 vaccination on the risk of Sars-CoV-2 infection and subsequent hospitalization and death in Italy’. The analysis confirms that the risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection, hospitalization, admission to intensive care and death decrease rapidly after the first two weeks and up to approximately 35 days after the administration of the first dose.
A stabilization of this is observed after 35 days reduction which is about 80% for the risk of diagnosis, 90% for the risk of hospitalization and admission to intensive care and 95% for the risk of death. These effects are similar in both men and women and in people of different age groups. Similar hospitalization reductions are also observed for healthcare workers and RSA guests.
The protection of vaccines, the results of the survey confirm, increases after the usual two weeks from inoculation: the incidence of Covid diagnosis in the two weeks following the first dose of any vaccine, the report reads, was 2.04 per 10,000 person days, which is reduced to 0.95 in the period greater than 15 days after the first dose. This reduction is also observed by stratifying by age, gender, geographical area, priority vaccination categories and calendar period.
The reduction is even more evident when considering the severity in the 30 days following diagnosis. Indeed, the incidence of hospitalization goes from 0.39 to 0.10 per 10,000 person days, that of deaths from 0.15 to 0.04 per 10,000 person days. The median age of people vaccinated with a diagnosis is 60 years, with post-diagnosis hospitalization is 82 years, and of those who have died is 86 years.