In addition to preventing transmission, the COVID-19 vaccine also protects against the severity of symptoms and the risk of death when infected with the coronavirus. Based on the latest data, the risk of death is higher for unvaccinated COVID-19 patients.
Data from the Ministry of Health shows vaccination is linked to the severity and mortality from COVID-19. As of September 5, of the 135,861 COVID-19 recorded deaths in Indonesia, 94% of them had not received the vaccine.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is very important not only to prevent transmission, but also to protect us from the risk of serious illness, even death, due to COVID-19 infection,” said Minister of Communications and Information, Johnny G Plate, in a press release.
The evaluation of the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine by the Health Research and Development Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Health also proved that the vaccine was able to reduce the risk of being infected with COVID-19 and reduce health care and death for health workers.
In addition, research by King’s College London in the UK also states that people who have received a full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine not only had reduced risk of transmission, but also reduced the risk of long COVID. Based on this research, two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will also reduce the health symptoms that occur by up to 50% if you are re-infected.
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