The vast majority of the COVID-19 hospitalizations in spring 2022 were among vaccinated people, according to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Researchers analyzed data from the COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network, a CDC surveillance network comprised of hospitals in 14 states.
From March 20 to May 31, there were 1,228 COVID-19-associated hospitalizations in the hospitals. Of those, a plurality—44.1 percent—were people who had received at least one booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on top of a primary series, including 45 patients with two or more boosters.
Another 24.3 percent were people who received a primary series and no booster. Only 27.8 percent were unvaccinated, or had no record of having received a vaccine.
Partially vaccinated people were excluded.
At the time, Omicron’s BA.2 subvariant was dominant in the United States. Omicron is a variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.
When Omicron’s BA.1 subvariant was dominant—between Dec. 19, 2021, and March 19—just 15.6 percent of the hospitalizations were boosted people, and 47 percent were unvaccinated.
And earlier in 2021, when the Delta variant was dominant, 69.4 percent of the hospitalizations were unvaccinated.
The study was published by the CDC in its quasi-journal (pdf).
The numbers align with an Epoch Times investigation that found vaccinated people have increasingly made up a majority of COVID-19 metrics in states across ...