By NewsDesk @bactiman63

Only 0.08% (704 individuals) of the total number of people with a complete vaccination scheme against covid-19 required hospitalization services and only 0.015% (128 people) had to be admitted to a Unit of Intensive Care (ICU). This represents that out of every 10,000 individuals with complete vaccination, only 8 were hospitalized and of these only 1.5 were admitted to the ICU.

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This was announced this Friday by authorities of the Ministry of Health and the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) based on the analysis of more than 3 million people vaccinated against covid-19 in our country, carried out by the technical group made up of both entities.

“These data constitute national statistical evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of covid-19 vaccines in reducing the risk of severe complications and the risk of death,” said the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas.

Among people with a complete vaccination scheme, 9,236 (1.07%) were infected with covid-19 and 199 people (0.023%) died, which represents only 2.3 deaths per 10,000 fully vaccinated or immunized people.

“This shows that vaccines save the greatest number of lives and that actually making the decision to get vaccinated with the two doses against covid-19 increases protection, mainly in those people who due to their health conditions could be more vulnerable to it. disease, ”commented Dr. Mario Ruiz Cubillo, CCSS medical manager.

In the case of vaccinated people whose schedule was incomplete, 38,972 were infected with covid-19 and 1,172 required hospitalization. Within that same group, 393 people had to be admitted to an ICU and 384 died.

The analysis was carried out from a population of 3,026,880 people vaccinated against covid-19, with a cut-off date of the previous August 23. Of the total number of vaccinated people included in the analysis, 2,162,255 (71.4%) had an incomplete vaccination schedule and 864,625 (28.6%) had already completed their immunization schedule.

It should be noted that, for the purposes of this analysis, the person inoculated with the two doses against covid-19 and with at least 15 days after the application of the second vaccine was considered as a complete vaccination scheme, this given the period that requires the body to develop antibodies. This definition corresponds to that indicated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

On the other hand, people with incomplete schedule were considered to be those who are 15 days or more after the first dose of vaccine against covid-19 or who have less than 15 days after the second dose is applied.

The authorities of the Ministry and the CCSS insisted on the importance of completing the vaccination schedules to achieve the highest possible protection, as well as the importance of maintaining prevention measures against covid-19, even if they already have their complete vaccination schedule: frequent hand washing with soap and water, correct use of the mask and physical distancing.

According to the study carried out, of those who died with a complete and incomplete vaccination schedule, 42% had hypertension, 28% had diabetes mellitus, and 25% had chronic lung disease, these being the main comorbidities in this group.