New Delhi: The COVID-19 vaccination gives 97.4 per cent protection against the novel coronavirus infection, revealed a study conducted by Apollo Hospital Group to investigate the occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the symptomatic-vaccinated healthcare workers (HCWs) and to analyse the ferocity of their disease.
The above-mentioned study has been conducted on 3,235 HCW (2480 received both doses while 755 received a single dose) showcased that COVID-19 infection after vaccination is primarily minor and did not result to severe disease.
The symptomatic post-vaccination infections in those HCWs were examined for the study, and it was found that eighty-five of 3235 (2.63 per cent) vaccinated HCWs obtained the COVID-19 infection after vaccination during that study period.
“Of these, 65 (76.5 per cent) were fully vaccinated (FV), and 20 (23.5 per cent) were partially vaccinated (PV) and the protection rate of vaccination was 97.4 per cent,” the study said.
The study further claimed that an odds ratio of acquiring infection among women was 1.84 times higher, however, explained that it was “mainly because of their greater involvement in the patient care as nursing personnel. The chances of infection were the highest in the medical and nursing personnel as compared to paramedical, administrative and supporting staff.”
Among all the HCWs studied, only two of them required hospitalisation (0.06 per cent). However, none of them needed an intensive care unit (ICU) admission and there were no deaths.
The study also adds that in all the 85 infected cases, there were minor symptoms such as fever, cough, malaise and loss of taste and smell.
India’s COVID-19 Tally
India on Monday reported 39,361 new Covid-19 cases down from 39,742 cases reported a day earlier, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The cases went down by 381 cases as compared to Sunday.
416 deaths were reported in the same period down from 546 reported the previous day. taking the total death tally to 4,20,967. Daily recoveries decreased from 39,972 on Sunday to 35,968 on Monday taking the total tally to 3,05,79,106.
Active cases in the country declined from 4,08,212 on Sunday to 4,11,189 on Monday.
On the vaccination front, 43,51,96,001 vaccine doses have been administered since the start of the vaccination drive on January 16.