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VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 5 ( May, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Veterans Health Administration COVID-19 Index to Risk Stratify the Geriatric Population with COVID-19 Infection

Ashima Sharma, Aravind Ranjan

Keywords : Charlson comorbidity index, COVID-19, Vaccination, Veterans Health Administration COVID-19 vaco index

Citation Information : Sharma A, Ranjan A. Veterans Health Administration COVID-19 Index to Risk Stratify the Geriatric Population with COVID-19 Infection. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (5):630-631.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24176

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


The risk for severe illness with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Adults 65-years-old and older who were fully vaccinated with an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine had a 94% reduction in risk of COVID-19 hospitalizations, and vaccination was 64% effective among those who were partially vaccinated.

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