News outlets will understandably focus on how the vaccines rank in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): 93% effectiveness against hospitalization for Moderna, 88% for Pfizer/BioNTech’s Cormirnity, and 71% for the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.
From a public health standpoint, however, here is the headline: Another study has found all three vaccines highly effective against severe outcomes from COVID-19.
This great news follows last week’s MMWR report, which included input from ADHS, finding that people vaccinated against COVID-19 are more than 10 times less likely to be hospitalized or to die from COVID-19.
The research continues to show that all three vaccines are achieving their purpose of protecting people against COVID-19, especially from severe illness and death.
If you haven’t already been vaccinated against COVID-19, this new report is another reason to protect yourself, your family, and your community by rolling up your sleeve.