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Chart shows how much protection people have against Omicron after 1, 2, or 3 shots of vaccine

Added 01-01-22 06:14:03am EST - “Vaccine protection held up against hospitalization, but waned after the second dose, per UK government figures. A booster raised the protection again.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Chart shows how much protection people have against Omicron after 1, 2, or 3 shots of vaccine”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A new chart hows how much protection is conferred by one, two, and three doses of vaccine against the Omicron coronavirus variant.

It was published on Friday by the UK's Health Security Agency, drawing on data collected during the country's Omicron surge in late December.

It found that, while vaccines protect much less against catching COVID-19 with Omicron than with Delta, protection against hospitalization remains high.

Protection against hospitalization waned over time after a second dose, but a booster shot increased it again, the figures showed.

Since the data was from the UK it isn't totally applicable to the US, which uses a different set of vaccines.

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