People with chronic conditions among most at risk from Covid even after jabs

Posted by on September 18, 2021 1:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Research finds those with Down’s syndrome, Parkinson’s and other conditions may benefit from booster dose

People living with chronic conditions such as Down’s syndrome and dementia remain among the most vulnerable to Covid-19 even after vaccination, research has found.

The study, based on data from more than 6.9 million vaccinated adults, 5.2 million of whom had received both doses, found that being vaccinated offers powerful protection against hospitalisation for almost all groups. However, a risk calculator based on the data shows that some groups remain at particular risk and may benefit from booster vaccine doses and treatments such as monoclonal antibodies.

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