USA TODAY – A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that adults who received the updated COVID-19 vaccine were 54% less likely to get COVID-19.
The new shots, that became available last year, were designed to offer better protection against recent variants of the novel coronavirus.
“Receipt of updated COVID-19 vaccine provided approximately 54% increased protection against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection compared with no receipt of updated vaccine,” said the CDC in the study report, adding that the new vaccines provide “protection against JN.1 and other circulating lineages”.
The CDC said Thursday that 9,000 people, who got tested for COVID-19 at CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, were observed for the study …
“Given that the study spans four short months only, the results are not conclusive … ”
WHAT THE CDC SAID:
“Receipt of updated COVID-19 vaccine provided approximately 54% increased protection … ” – CDC
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