Latest CDC Study Shows COVID-19 Vaccination Offers Higher Protection than Previous Infection

Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) reinforcing that vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19. The latest study examined more than 7,000 people across nine states who were hospitalized with COVID-19-like illness, finding that those who were unvaccinated and had a recent infection were five times more likely to have COVID-19 than those who were recently fully vaccinated and did not have a prior infection.

According to the CDC, the data demonstrate the vaccination can provide a higher, more robust, and more consistent level of immunity to protect people from hospitalization for COVID-19 than infection alone for at least six months.

The study utilized data from the VISION Network, representing data from across 187 hospitals in the U.S. Additional information is available here.