Fourth COVID shot lowers risk of death among older people

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 Fourth COVID shot lowers risk of death among older people

A new study by Tel Aviv University, Ben Gurion University and the Ministry of Health found that a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is effective in protecting older people from the effects of COVID.

A study of approximately 40,000 Israelis living in facilities under the supervision of the Ministry of Health found that older people who received the 4th dose of the vaccine had a 34% reduced risk of contracting the Omicron variant. reduced the risk of hospitalization due to COVID by 64-67% and the risk of dying from the virus by 72%.

According to the professors who led the study, the study compared 24,088 nursing home residents who received four doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and 19,687 residents who received this is three vaccinations.

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