Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre performed a study on the Covid-19 vaccine’s efficacy in the UAE. The study found that after the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine there is a significant decrease in the rate of coronavirus infection. The study also determined that in case of infection post-vaccination, the symptoms experienced are mild and there is no requirement of hospitalization or admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The study found that vaccine is efficient in preventing hospitalization in 93% of cases, while the need for ICU is reduced by 95%. No deaths in the emirate have been recorded due to Covid-19 after vaccine administered individuals.
The study determined that immunity against Covid-19 is achieved through vaccination and following all precautionary measures. The study further noted that immunity is not limited to antibody presence. The study also said that immunity does not mean a guarantee of no infection, and that individual can still get infected.
The study found that the chances of getting infected with Covid-19 increases with virus mutation, and that the chances of the virus mutating amplify with its spread. It is also possible that post-infection, even with mild symptoms, the infection may lead to long-term health complications. The study also explained that the ‘post-Covid-19 syndrome’ may affect senior citizens, people with chronic diseases, and even healthy individuals. Complications due to Covid-19 include damage to multiple organs, blood clots, and other complications that can need long-term medical attention.