Belgian research institute Sciensano said on Friday that only 13 percent of people over 65 are vaccinated. Less likely to test positive for coronavirus than unvaccinated people of the same age.

Similar results have been reported by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM). The institute conducted research among people over the age of 75.

“Vaccines for the elderly are only 13 to 19 percent effective,” epidemiologist Briggie de Geer was quoted by de Volkskrant as saying.

Both institutions acknowledge, however, that making preparations against COVID-19 effectively protects against the disease itself. According to carefully analyzed data from RIVM, 91 percent of vaccines are. Protection against hospitalization and 96 percent. before entering the intensive care unit. Sciensano paints a similar picture in Belgium – 88%. (hospital) and 93 percent (intensive care unit).

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