Since Canada’s vaccine launch began, more than 6,000 Canadians have signed up COVID-19 After receiving the first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
Two hundred and three people were hospitalized after receiving a shot of the vaccine and 53 died due to COVID-19, the PHAC added.
PHAC’s data breaks down how many COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations a person received after receiving the first dose of a two-dose series.
Numbers “Most cases occur among unknown individuals and support the benefits of an extended second dose strategy,” a PHAC spokeswoman told Global News in an email.
As of April 26, the PHIC reported that 6,789 people who had already received a shot of the Covit-19 vaccine were infected with the corona virus. Most of those cases – 4,517 – were reported within 14 days of the first vaccine dose. The rest – 2,274 – were reported more than two weeks after the first dose. This represents 1.3 percent of cases reported since the vaccine was released in December, according to the PHIC.
Pfizer and Modern vaccines are 60 to 80 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 infection for three to four weeks after receiving a single dose. According to Ontario Public Health.
Hospitalization and death
Of the 2,274 cases of COVID-19 within two weeks of vaccination, 9.3 percent were hospitalized and 2.4 percent died, according to the report.
Two weeks after receiving a corona virus vaccine, people received “significant protection” from hospitalization and death.
“Real-world data shows 80 percent protection against hospitalization with the first dose of a two-dose series,” the Canadian health agency said.
- Fifty-eight percent of 203 hospitals are for people aged 80 and over.
- Twenty-two percent are 70 to 79 years old.
- Eight percent are 60 to 69 years old.
- Twelve percent are between the ages of 20 and 59.
Of the 203 people admitted to the hospital, 77 percent received the Pfizer vaccine, 22 percent received the Moderna vaccine, and one percent received the Covshield vaccine.
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These numbers may be affected by the different distribution locations and timelines of the vaccine roll, the PHAC noted. For example, at the time of initial release, the modern vaccine was largely distributed to first countries throughout the country and was not released by Astrogeneka / Govshield in early March.
- Ninety-one percent of 53 deaths occur in people aged 80 and over.
- The remaining nine percent are in their 50s and 70s.
Sixty-four percent of deaths occurred after a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine, and 36 percent after a single dose of Moderna.
People died 22 to 62 days after the first vaccination, the PHIC added, adding that this data is only available for 57 percent of deaths.
“Vaccines are never 100 percent effective in preventing disease, so we expect to see some cases of COVID-19 following vaccination,” the PHAC said. “Canada’s surveillance data indicate that the public health agency has a small percentage of breakthrough cases.”
As of Monday, 13.9 million Canadians have received at least one dose Corona virus vaccine. 1.2 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in Canada to date.
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