Unvaccinated people at higher risk of COVID-19 infection: Health Ministry

Daily News Egypt
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Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, said the possibility of unvaccinated people between the ages of 12 and 34 contracting the coronavirus is three times higher than that of vaccinated individuals. 

He asserted that the world is witnessing a remarkable increase in the pandemic’s rates of infection, indicating that unvaccinated people who contract the disease are 12 times as likely to be hospitalised than vaccinated people. 

Abdel Ghaffar also added that the odds of infection among those who are unvaccinated in the 35 to 64 age group are four times higher and they are 18 times more likely to be hospitalised in the event of being infected. 

Furthermore, he confirmed that the odds of infection among unvaccinated individuals who are above 65 years of age are seven times higher and that they are 13 times as likely to end up in a hospital. 

He also pointed out unvaccinated people with chronic diseases are 24 times more likely to die in the event of contracting the coronavirus than those who are vaccinated, highlighting the risk one takes by choosing to remain unvaccinated.

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