84% of hospitalized COVID patients are vaccinated.
- The official Government of Ontario website recently published data analyzing COVID-19 hospitalizations by status, location, and the number of people admitted to the ICU (intensive care unit).
- The Canadian data showed that those who received the maximum amount of COVID shots had the greatest chance of being hospitalized with COVID and the greatest chance of being admitted to the ICU with COVID.
- The data, last updated on Jun 10, showed that of 421 COVID patients who went to the hospital but were not admitted to the ICU, 66 were unvaccinated, 22 were at least “partially” vaccinated, and the vast majority, 333, were “fully” vaccinated. This means that more than 84% of COVID patients who went to the hospital with COVID had received a vaccine for COVID.
- The data also showed that out of 54 COVID patients who were admitted to the ICU, 14 were unvaccinated, one was partially vaccinated, and 39 were fully vaccinated, meaning that 74%—nearly three-quarters—of COVID patients who needed to be admitted to the ICU with COVID had received a vaccine for COVID.
- The Ontario government website indicated this information was based on a “new data collection” method that was created “in order to understand the vaccination status of patients currently hospitalized.”
- The new method was needed because the existing data source (Critical Care Information System, CCIS) does not list vaccination status.