SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – More data coming out about COVID vaccinations — A new study by the CDC looking at more than half a million people and it all came to the same conclusion the vaccine works.

The CDC says this new study spans more than 600,000 people from over 13 jurisdictions.  

The conclusions:

  • Those unvaccinated were 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people
  • Unvaccinated populations were over 10 times more likely to be hospitalized than vaccinated

The study also showed that unvaccinated people were four and a half times more likely to contract COVID-19 than the fully vaccinated.

“Exactly what we needed to show how important it is to get vaccinated to prevent you from winding up in the hospital and die, and your loved ones and your community,” Dr. John Swartzberg said.

Dr. John Swartzberg with UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health says while despite this data and the far-reaching number of those in the study, there continues to remain resistance to vaccinating.

“From an individual perspective, a doctor-patient or friend-friend discussion it’s really to try to understand what the thinking is behind the person who doesn’t want to get vaccinated,” Dr. Swartzberg said.

As for the CDC, Director Rochelle Walensky had this to say:

“The bottom line is this, we have the scientific tools we need to turn the corner on this pandemic, vaccination works and will protect us from the severe complications of COVID-19.”