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This Chart Shows How Much Protection You Have Against Omicron After Receiving The COVID Vaccine

I don’t know about you, but after the last 2 years, my main goal for this year is just to survive and thrive.

With that being said, you might be wondering how the heck this whole Omicron variant is going to play out and well, things aren’t looking great currently.

COVID cases are surging across the US and people are back to self-isolating, social distancing, wearing masks and of course, getting their COVID vaccines (including the booster).

So, if you’re one of millions who have received your COVID vaccine and possibly the booster, you might be wondering if you are protected against Omicron.

The good news is, yes, you are. But how much exactly?

The Chart Below Shows How Much Protection You Have Against Omicron After Receiving The COVID Vaccine.

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The chart was published by the UK’s Health Security Agency, drawing on data collected during the country’s Omicron surge in late December.

In short, it found that, protection against hospitalization if you were to get infected, remains high meaning you are less likely to be hospitalized if you’re vaccinated.

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According to the chart, for hospitalization (all vaccine brands combined): 

  • One dose: 52% reduced risk of hospitalization compared to unvaccinated.
  • Two doses: 72% reduction within 24 weeks of the second dose.
  • Two doses (longer term): 52% reduced risk over 24 weeks of the second dose.
  • Three doses: 88% reduced risk two weeks after the third shot.

For symptomatic disease (all vaccine brands combined): 

  • One dose: 26% reduction of risk of catching symptomatic COVID-19 within four weeks of the first dose.
  • Two doses: 18% reduction within 24 weeks of the second dose.
  • Two doses (longer term): 2% reduction over 24 weeks of the second dose.
  • Three doses: 63% reduced risk two weeks after the third shot.

Bottom line is – get vaccinated and get that booster. And of course, vaccinate your kids if they are old enough. It seems to be the best protection against this virus.