By, Zoe Bowlus
If you aren’t fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you’re 11 times more likely to die from the virus, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This statistic is further evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are effective.
Here are two other important findings and notes from the study:
If you’re unvaccinated, you’re 4.5 times more likely to contract COVID-19.
If you’re unvaccinated, you’re more than 10 times more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19.
This study shows that the vaccines strongly protect against severe cases of COVID-19, hospitalization, and death.
You’re fully vaccinated
two weeks after you’ve received the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine
two weeks after you’ve received the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“Vaccination works and will protect us from the severe complications of COVID-19. It will protect our children and allow them to stay in school for safe in-person learning,” said the CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, in a briefing.
“We have the scientific tools we need to turn the corner on this pandemic,” she said. You can help us turn that corner and stop the spread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated yourself and encouraging your loved ones to do so.
Getting vaccinated protects you and your family, friends, coworkers, your entire community.
To get yourself or your loved ones vaccinated, check out the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department (CUPHD) Vaccination Information page, which includes links to vaccine clinics at various locations in Champaign.
CUPHD is offering walk-in clinics at 201 W. Kenyon Road, Monday through Friday. No appointment or ID is needed to get the free vaccine.
Note: If the vaccine is for someone between the ages of 12 and 17, they must get the Pfizer vaccine only.