By Guy Page
So far this month, eight fully vaccinated Vermonters have died of Covid-19, the Vermont Department of Health reported Wednesday. Nine unvaccinated Vermonters have died. There are no fatalities among the partially vaccinated.
In response to a request by Vermont Daily Chronicle, DOH Spokesperson Ben Truman emailed Wednesday morning:
“Based on our latest data, from 10/1/2021 – 10/16/2021, among Vermont residents deaths associated with COVID-19:
Fully Vaccinated: 8; Rate among fully vaccinated Vermont residents: 0.18 per 10,000 residents.
Partially Vaccinated: 0
Not vaccinated: 9; Rate among not vaccinated Vermont residents: 0.45 per 10,000 residents.”
A total 89.3% of eligible Vermonters have received at least one dose of vaccine. Some 80% of eligible Vermonters are fully vaccinated, according to the Department of Health dashboard.
As reported Tuesday, Last week Vermont Covid-19 hospitalizations decreased 2 percent among less/non-vaccinated Vermonters, while rising 9 percent among the fully vaccinated, Vermont Department of Health statistics say.
Hospitalization among unvaccinated/not-fully-vaccinated Vermonters remains 3.2 times greater than vaccinated Vermonters. The statistics show the gap of infection and hospitalization rate — long much higher among the unvaxxed/not-fully-vaxxed — growing smaller in recent weeks.
Guy Page is publisher of the Vermont Daily Chronicle. Reprinted with permission.