uthorities in Australia’s largest state are saying they’re going to stop reporting the vaccination status of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 after their latest report showed zero unvaccinated patients.
“Vaccination status of cases admitted to hospital, admitted to ICU, and those who die will no longer be reported,” the New South Wales government said in a recent overview of surveillance data from the two weeks through Dec. 31, 2022.
The report showed that of the 1,779 patients admitted to hospitals with a COVID-19 diagnosis during the two weeks, 79.5 percent were confirmed as receiving at least one vaccine dose and zero were confirmed as unvaccinated.
Those who received four or more doses, or a primary series and at least two boosters, made up the largest category of hospitalizations by vaccination status with 810 patients. That was followed by 377 patients with three doses, 364 with an unknown status, 218 with two doses, and 10 with one dose.
The overwhelming majority of people in New South Wales are vaccinated. According to data from the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care, 96 percent of people aged 16 or older in the state have received two or more doses and about half of children aged 5 to 15 have received at least two doses.
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