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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Unvaccinated individuals aged 50 and over are almost four times as likely to die according to new report
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The Department of Health today published the Vaccination Status of Deaths and Hospitalisations Report.

This report presents results for Northern Ireland on the vaccination status of patients who have been hospitalised from COVID-19 and of those who have died from COVID-19 between 30th August and 26th September 2021.

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The key findings within the report on hospitalisation revealed that:

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• Three-quarters of adult inpatients aged under 50 are unvaccinated.

• More than a fifth (22%) of inpatients aged 50 and over are unvaccinated.

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• Unvaccinated individuals aged 50 and over are five times as likely to be admitted to hospital as fully vaccinated individuals.

• For adults under 50, whilst the numbers admitted to hospital are lower, an unvaccinated individual is almost 18 times as likely to need hospitalisation.

The report found that overall, unvaccinated individuals aged 50 and over are almost four times as likely to die.

The full report can be downloaded from the following link: https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/topics/doh-statistics-and-research/COVID-19-statistics

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