What difference makes a booster? The status COVID number shows the real effect

DENVER (KDVR) – Have you ever wondered how effective booster shots really are if you’re fully vaccinated?

During a press conference Thursday, the Colorado Department of Environmental and Public Health’s COVID-19 Incident Command Scott Bookman outlined the protections promoted by Coloradoans that have compared with other populations.

“It is becoming increasingly clear the importance of booster doses,” says Bookman. “We need more Coloradoans to get their power.”

To date, more than 1.1 million Colorado residents have received the booster dose. According to the CDPHE, this represents 42.9% of the eligible population.

According to Bookman, fortified Coloradoans were 2.4 times less likely to get COVID-19 than people who had received two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson.

That increased protection means you are nearly ten times less likely to get COVID-19 (9.7) than an unvaccinated person.

According to CDPHE, the impact of hospitalization is even stronger.

Coloradans who received the booster vaccination were 3.3 times less likely to be hospitalized than fully vaccinated individuals and 47.5 times less likely to end up in the hospital with COVID-19 than those who were not. not vaccinated.

As of Thursday, state data showed 84% of Coloradoans in hospital with COVID-19 are not vaccinated. The age groups of fully immunized hospitalized breakout cases tended to be at least ten years older on average than unvaccinated individuals in Colorado.

https://kdvr.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/what-difference-does-a-booster-make-state-covid-numbers-show-the-real-effect/ What difference makes a booster? The status COVID number shows the real effect

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Emma Bowman by emailing EmmaBowman@ustimetoday.com.

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