Myth or Fact?
People are still getting sick — proof that the COVID-19 vaccines don’t work.Myth
Fact is – Infections can happen with any vaccine, but that does not mean that the COVID-19 vaccines are ineffective.
You can refer to these sources about the COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and the potential for infections:
- As new variants continue to emerge, the current COVID-19 vaccines may not be as effective in protecting against infection, but they continue to be highly effective against serious illness, hospitalization, and death from all variants, especially with a booster dose.
- As with the annual flu vaccine, infections may still occur, but the COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from the virus. (CDC, 2022) (CDC, 2021) (WHO, 2022)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data tracker shows that in April 2022, unvaccinated people age 5 and older were six times more likely to die from COVID-19 than people vaccinated with a primary series. In addition, unvaccinated people were 42 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than people vaccinated with a primary series and two or more booster doses.
Stats on COVID-19
For more data on Delaware COVID-19 cases including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community