According to a new study published by the CDC, people fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 vaccine are also less likely to die of other causes other than the virus as well!
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their official website on Friday, telling the population that receiving the shots might just lower their risk of death regardless of cause, as opposed to unvaccinated individuals.
Referring to a joint project by CDC and 9 other healthcare organizations that gather data on vaccines from clinical studies, their report reads:
“A cohort study was conducted during December 2020 and July 2021 among approximately 11 million people enrolled in 7 Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) sites. After standardizing mortality rates by age and sex, this study found COVID-19 vaccine recipients had lower non-COVID-19 mortality than unvaccinated people.”
The study was led by Stanley Xu from Kaiser Permanente Southern California and analyzed people vaccinated with all three available anti-COVID vaccines, namely Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
What they were able to find was that those who had received both doses of any of these vaccines had lower mortality rates regardless of causes, when compared to those who had only received one dose of any vaccine.
At the same time, those who chose Pfizer or Moderna had lower mortality rates than those vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
More precisely, individuals injected with two doses of Pfizer were 34 percent less likely to lose their lives of non-COVID related causes than those unvaccinated, while Moderna lowered their risks by 31 percent.
Finally, those who had received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were 54 percent as likely to die as unvaccinated people, CNN first cited.
And that was not the only conclusion. The study reaffirmed that the vaccines are safe to receive and are also effective against their main target – COVID-19.
As per the CNN, Xu said that “COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States have [been] shown again and again to be safe. This study also confirms their safety.”