A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assessment affirms the ability of the two authorized mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to prevent hospitalization in fully vaccinated adults ages 65 and older. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated adults in this age group were 94% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than those who were not vaccinated. Partially vaccinated individuals – those who had reached the two-week point after their first dose – were 64% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19. The assessment represents the first U.S.-based real-world findings to confirm Pfizer and Moderna’s clinical trial data of mRNA vaccines’ ability to prevent severe COVID-19 illness. 

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