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In Italy, a lower death rate from COVID-19 was recorded with a booster vaccine.

In Italy, a lower death rate from COVID-19 was recorded with a booster vaccine.

In Italy, deaths from COVID-19 in the 80+ age group are now almost 10 times lower among those who received the fourth, booster dose of the vaccine in the last 120 days than those who were not vaccinated, the Higher Institute of Public Health (ISS) said on Saturday.

According to the latest ISS report, which analyzed data on the incidence of coronavirus in the Apennines at the end of October, the death rate among unvaccinated elderly Italians is six times higher than in patients who received a booster vaccination.


Similar results have been reported among patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units in the country’s medical institutions. Unvaccinated older people are 10 times more likely to go there than their peers who received a timely booster shot.


Earlier, ISS reported that the campaign for mass vaccination against coronavirus infection in Italy over the two years of the pandemic avoided about 8 million cases of infection and about 150 thousand deaths. According to the Institute, 72% of deaths were prevented in the 80+ age category.