The study by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in collaboration with the Punjab government has shown that both doses of Covid vaccine provide around 98 per cent protection from death due to the disease, while one dose gives nearly 92 per cent shield.
The study was conducted on police personnel in Punjab. NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul said that 4,868 police personnel were not vaccinated and out of them, 15 died due to coronavirus infection, which comes down to 3.08 incidence per thousand.
The NDTV report reads that, “then out of 35,856 police personnel who were administered one dose, nine died, which translates to 0.25 per thousand. A total of 42,720 received both doses of the vaccine and out of them two died, which translates to 0.05 incidence per thousand, he said at a press conference.”
“Police personnel fall in high-risk group. From these numbers, we find that one dose offers 92 per cent protection from death while both doses give 98 per cent protection,” Mr Paul was quoted by the NDTV report as saying.
The report read: “Such studies and their findings show that vaccination eliminates serious disease and deaths. So have faith in the vaccines as they are effective and vaccines should be embraced,” he said.