Vaccine prevents hospitalization of COVID-19 cases – QC doctor

Published August 26, 2021, 12:50 PM

by Allysa Nievera

Most of the COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized are not vaccinated, Quezon City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU) chief Dr. Rolando Cruz said Thursday.

“These vaccines continue to be highly effective in preventing hospitalization of confirmed COVID-19 patients. We have seen that patients who are fully vaccinated are asymptomatic and thus can undergo isolation in facilities only, which also lessens the burden of our hospitals,” Dr. Cruz said in a statement.

Based on the report of the CESU, out of 8,159 active cases from August 8-21, 70% or 5,735 are not vaccinated while 18% or 1,416 are fully vaccinated, and the remaining 12% or 1,008 are considered partially vaccinated.

Out of those fully vaccinated,1,031 are asymptomatic, 349 are mild, 33 are moderate, and no patient is considered severe or critical.

Three infected senior citizens with comorbidities have died.

Of the partially vaccinated, 714 are asymptomatic, 271 are mild, 19 are moderate, one severe case, three have died.

Mayor Joy Belmonte said that the data shown by the CESU will encourage more residents to be vaccinated.

“This review of our data greatly proves that our vaccines work regardless of the brand. By releasing this information, we can inspire and encourage more of our QC residents and workers to register in our vaccination program,” Mayor Belmonte said.

“Please do register through your barangays or our QCVaxEasy portal because as soon as vaccine supplies continue to arrive, we will immediately contact you to get your jabs,”she added.

As of August 24, the city has administered 2,271,833 vaccine doses to residents and workers.