Netherlands

80 percent of COVID-19 patients in ICU are not vaccinated

Opportunity

The chance of ending up in intensive care as a fully vaccinated person due to COVID-19 is 33 times smaller than as a non-vaccinated person. Vaccination protects well against disease caused by corona infection and very well against severe COVID-19.

Vaccination rate currently 80%

Currently, more than 80 percent of everyone aged 12 years and older has been vaccinated and this number is still rising. RIVM previously reported that the vaccines protected 95% against hospital admissions for fully vaccinated people, and 97% against admission to the intensive care unit. The effectiveness of the vaccines against hospitalization and ICU admission has also remained high in recent months.

Vaccinated and in hospital

Despite full vaccination, people will test positive for corona and some will also be hospitalized. The elderly and frail are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19.

Three in four hospitalized COVID-19 patients not vaccinated

Between September 1 and October 3, 4 in 5 COVID-19 patients in intensive care were unvaccinated. Of all COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital, 3 out of 4 COVID-19 patients admitted were unvaccinated. In the Netherlands, less than 20% of the population (from 12 years) is currently not fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated people are much more at risk

As more and more people are being vaccinated, the proportion of vaccinated people in hospital is also increasing. However, there are still more unvaccinated people in hospital than vaccinated people. This while the group of vaccinated people in the Netherlands is much larger than the group of unvaccinated people.

80 percent of COVID-19 patients in ICU are not vaccinated
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