While frontline workers and health professionals continue to give it their all during the coronavirus pandemic, unfortunately their efforts to completely eradicate the infection from this world appeared to have gone in vain until the rollout of jabs began late last year. People began to see a light at the end of the tunnel, believing that the Covid-19 vaccinations, produced in different parts of the world, would help to fast combat the deadly virus and the fear surrounding it. In light of this and in even interesting news, the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre conducted a study on the efficacy of vaccination in the emirate and found a significant reduce in the rate of Covid-19 infection after receiving a second vaccine dose, reported Khaleej Times.
The study also showed that if anyone contracts the virus after the second dose of the vaccine, they will encounter mild symptoms and will probably not require hospitalisation or an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The study found the efficacy of vaccination in preventing hospitalisation is 93%, while the efficacy of vaccination in reducing the need for ICU is 95%. It also revealed that no deaths related to Covid-19 have been recorded in Abu Dhabi by those who have received all the required vaccine doses.
The research found that immunity against Covid-19 can be reached mainly through vaccination and by complying to precautionary measures. It also stated that immunity is way more complex than the mere presence of antibodies. Hence, immunity is not guaranteed after recovering from the virus as an individual can get infected again. It is also possible that after contracting Covid-19, even if the symptoms are mild, the infection may lead to health problems in the long run. The study also explained that the ‘post-Covid-19 syndrome’ may affect some senior citizens, people with underlying conditions and in some cases even healthy individuals. Complications include damage to multiple organs, blood clots and others that may require long-term medical attention.