Study shows ‘these vaccines will keep people out of the hospital’

On March 29, the Washington Post wrote about an exciting study that Oregon participated in that shows the effectiveness of the mRNA vaccines in real life circumstances. 

Dr. Paul Cieslak, a senior health advisor with OHA, says, “This study demonstrated that in real-world use, the mRNA vaccines are marvelously effective – 90% – in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as COVID-19 illness in frontline workers. These vaccines will keep people out of the hospital and also reduce spread of the virus. We’re grateful to the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Center for Health Research and other institutions for collecting these data, and delighted that the Oregonians who participated were among the most likely to get vaccinated.” 

You can read the study on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

This article first appeared in the March 29, 2021 issue of Oregon Coronavirus Update.