COVID-19 booster vaccine protects against hospitalization in Denmark: report

COPENHAGEN, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- A decrease in new hospitalizations for the coronavirus in Denmark has been attributed to the booster vaccine, according to a report from Denmark's Statens Serum Institut (SSI) on Thursday.

"Our analyzes of vaccine effectiveness show that people who have received the fourth jab since Sept. 15, 2022 are well protected against COVID-19 hospitalization and approximately 75 percent better protected than people who have only received three jabs," said Bolette Soborg, senior physician at SSI.

Approximately 72 percent of the population aged over 50 has received a booster vaccination, SSI said.

Meanwhile, in week 46, there were fewer confirmed cases of COVID-19, fewer new hospital admissions, and the concentration of COVID-19 in waste water samples stabilized compared to the previous week.

The incidence of COVID-19 infection in Denmark's five administrative regions was 64 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in week 46, compared to 72 in week 45.

Nevertheless, the report also examined the annually recurring respiratory syncytial virus infection (RSV), a common respiratory virus that causes mild, cold-like symptoms and primarily affects children under the age of six months. This was "above the level seen during the usual RSV outbreaks in the winter months, and occurring unusually early in the season."

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In World

Morocco progress into World Cup knock-out stage after 36 years (updated-1)
Biden says he has no plans to contact Putin, prepared to talk about ending Ukraine war
Belgium eliminated from World Cup after goalless draw with Croatia (updated-1)
Threatening letters received by three Ukrainian diplomatic missions -Interfax
U.S. saw over 1 mln firearm fatalities over past 30 years: study
Martinez confirms he will leave role as Belgium coach
Biden, Macron resolve to hold Russia accountable for atrocities, war crimes in Ukraine
Starters of Costa Rica against Germany in World Cup Group E
Starters of Germany against Costa Rica in World Cup Group E
Starters of Spain against Japan in World Cup Group E

Others Also Read