Estimation of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation in individuals aged ≥ 65 years using electronic health registries; a pilot study in four EU/EEA countries, October 2021 to March 2022.

Sentís A, Kislaya I, Nicolay N, Meijerink H, Starrfelt J, Martínez-Baz I, Castilla J, Nielsen KF, Hansen CH, Emborg HD, Nardone A, Derrough T, Valenciano M, Nunes B, Monge S, VEBIS-Lot4 working group

Euro Surveill 27 (30) - [2022-07-00; online 2022-07-30]

By employing a common protocol and data from electronic health registries in Denmark, Navarre (Spain), Norway and Portugal, we estimated vaccine effectiveness (VE) against hospitalisation due to COVID-19 in individuals aged ≥ 65 years old, without previous documented infection, between October 2021 and March 2022. VE was higher in 65-79-year-olds compared with ≥ 80-year-olds and in those who received a booster compared with those who were primary vaccinated. VE remained high (ca 80%) between ≥ 12 and < 24 weeks after the first booster administration, and after Omicron became dominant.

Category: Health

Category: Vaccines

Type: Journal article

PubMed 35904059

DOI 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.30.2200551

Crossref 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.30.2200551

pmc: PMC9336167

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