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Study: Among Vaccinated, Those With Down Syndrome Face Highest Risk From COVID-19

27th September, 2021

[Source:  Daily Mail]

People with Down syndrome are the most likely of all vaccinated adults to die from COVID-19, new research suggests.

Those with the chromosomal disorder have a 12-fold increased risk of death if they contract the coronavirus after receiving at least one vaccine dose, according to findings published in the British Medical Journal this month. That’s a higher risk than any other group.

The study looked at medical records for 6.9 million vaccinated adults in the United Kingdom, 5.2 million of whom received two vaccine doses. There were 2,031 deaths from COVID-19 and 1,929 hospital admissions related to the virus in those studied. Only 81 of the deaths and 71 of the hospitalizations occurred at least 14 days after the second vaccine dose.

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