CDC Study looks into infection rates in vaccinated and unvaccinated patients

(ABC 6 News) – A new study released Wednesday compares coronavirus protection from prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.

The study examined infections in New York and California last summer and found people who were both vaccinated and had survived a prior bout of COVID-19 had the most protection. Unvaccinated people with a prior infection were a very close second.

By fall, when the more contagious delta variant had taken over but boosters weren’t yet widespread, unvaccinated people with a prior infection had a lower case rate than vaccinated people who had no past infection.

Unvaccinated people with no prior infection remained the highest infection and death rate thoughout the study.

Full study results are availble here.