Study: COVID-19 vaccines up to 95% effective at reducing hospitalizations

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Department of Health said vaccines were found to be up to 95% effective in reducing hospitalizations.

News10NBC went In-Depth on new data Wednesday.

The study, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state officials, found unvaccinated New Yorkers were 11 times more likely to be hospitalized, and eight times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

Experts analyzed the rates of cases and hospitalizations among vaccinated and unvaccinated people, 18 years of age and older, from May 3 to July 25.

The study found that COVID-19 cases increased both unvaccinated and vaccinated adults as the delta variant emerged and many stopped masking and social distancing, but the study found vaccines remained about 92% to 95% effective at preventing hospitalizations and about 92% to 80% in reducing COVID-19 cases.