Study: COVID-19 vaccine efficacy against hospitalization dips for adults over 65

Source: ABC 7 Eyewitness News

“A new study from the New York’s health department found that for most adults, all three COVID-19 vaccines continue to offer protection against hospitalization from the virus. The exception was adults over 65 vaccinated with Pfizer and Moderna, who saw a very modest dip in efficacy against hospitalization. Among those 65 and older, Pfizer vaccine efficacy against hospitalization declined from 95 percent in May to 89.2 percent in August. Moderna vaccine efficacy against hospitalization for that same age group declined from 97.2 percent in May to 94.1 percent in August. Boosters for those 65 and older and other specific groups are authorized for Pfizer’s vaccine. The FDA and CDC are slated to weigh in on boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines by late October.” (10/12/21)