A study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that all COVID-19 vaccines being used in the United States provide substantial protection against hospitalization. 

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. 

The ADHS website has answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and vaccination. You’ll find hundreds of providers conveniently located around Arizona at azdhs.gov/FindVaccine.