The state Department of Public Health today released Covid-19 stats showing the unvaccinated are 31 times more likely than the fully boosted to contract Covid-19 at all, and that full vaccination means only a small number of breakthrough cases will result in hospitalization or death, and none at all in people under 30.
Unvaccinated residents are five times more likely to become infected than fully vaccinated residents (two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson) and unvaccinated residents are 31 times more likely to become infected than fully vaccinated residents who have received a booster.
The data comes from Massachusetts resident with Covid-19 cases diagnosed between the beginning of September and the end of November.
For every 100,000 unvaccinated Massachusetts residents, there are now 640 new Covid-19 cases a week, compared to a rate of 145 for partially vaccinated residents and just 21 for residents who have gotten their initial shots and then a booster, according to the study.
99.9% of breakthrough cases among fully vaccinated people under the age of 60 did not result in death. Among the breakthrough cases for residents over the age of 60, 97% did not result in death. No deaths have been reported in breakthrough cases among those under age 30.
The study continues that since December, 2020, there have been 88,968 breakthrough cases among vaccinated Massachusetts residents - about 2% of the total who have gotten their shots.