COVID-19 vaccines are proving to not only diminish the risk of patients becoming infected with the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants, but also to protect against serious illness in patients who do become infected—including those infected with the Delta variant. A study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed that vaccinated patients diagnosed with the Delta variant of COVID-19 are less likely to require hospitalization or visits to the emergency room or urgent care centers. The results are based on data drawn from more than 30,000 visits to urgent care centers and emergency rooms, as well as hospital admissions, between June and August of this year, when the Delta variant emerged as the dominant strain in the United States. They echo a report recently published by the New England Journal of Medicine (and as reported by JUCM News).

As the Pandemic Goes On, Vaccines Are Shown to Protect Against Serious Illness with Delta