CDC data show why getting vaccinated and boosted is so important
You’ve heard the message: “Get vaccinated and, when eligible, get a booster.” But you might wonder just how big a difference getting boosted will make. According to this week’s Oregon Health Authority Breakthrough Report, the difference is significant.
Rates of COVID-19 infection are:
* four times higher in unvaccinated people compared to those who’d received their primary vaccine series.
* nine times higher in unvaccinated people compared to those who’d received both their primary vaccine series plus a booster dose.
Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreleased datalast week showing people who are vaccinated are much less likely to become ill and hospitalized if they test positive for COVID-19.