RKI and DIVI: Majority of Covid intensive care patients not vaccinated

Status: 01/13/2022 4:02 p.m.

According to a new evaluation by the Robert Koch Institute and the DIVI association, almost two thirds of corona patients in intensive care units are unvaccinated. Another ten percent only have incomplete immune protection.

Almost two thirds of the newly admitted corona patients in intensive care units are unvaccinated. This is the result of a joint study by the Robert Koch Institute and the intensive care medicine association DIVI.

Accordingly, of almost 9000 intensive care patients for whom the vaccination status was known, 62 percent were unvaccinated. Another ten percent had incomplete immune protection (recovery without vaccination or partial immunization), 28 percent had a complete basic immunization or already a booster vaccination.

The survey covers the period from December 14th to January 12th. According to the information, the vaccination status of around 90 percent of the Covid 19 patients admitted to intensive care units during this period was known. The results should also be published in the RKI’s weekly report from Friday next week. Previously, due to cases in which the vaccination status was not known, there had been doubts about the validity of the previous data.

No statement about the effectiveness of the vaccination

RKI and DIVI point out that the evaluated data in this form are not suitable for assessing the effectiveness of the vaccination. For this, the data would have to be related, among other things, to the development of the general vaccination rate of the population.

In Germany, the majority of people have received full basic immunization against the coronavirus. Around 72 percent of the population are fully vaccinated, usually twice. 45 percent of people in Germany have also received a booster vaccination.

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