|Title:||Inpatients with COVID-19 pneumonitis and their COVID vaccination status|
|Author(s):||C. O'Connor RA Sharkey MG Kelly C King P McShane M McCloskey|
|Institution:||Altnagelvin Hospital, Western Health and Social Care Trust|
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|Abstract:||The uptake of the COVID vaccine in Northern Ireland is the lowest in the UK and means that more adults are more susceptible to the most severe effects of COVID-19 infection.|
We retrospectively reviewed the notes of patients admitted with COVID-19 pneumonitis between April 1st and July 31st 2021. We determined their COVID vaccination status and inpatient clinical course.
During the 4 month period, we determined the vaccination status of 90 patients admitted with COVID pneumonitis – 46 male (51%) and 44 female (49%). Of the 90 patients, 36 were partially or fully vaccinated (40%) – 4 had single vaccine dose (11%) and 32 were fully vaccinated (89%). Of these 36 patients, 25% required higher level oxygen support or ITU admission. 54 patients were unvaccinated (60%) and 57% of these patients required higher level oxygen support or ITU admission. Of the 10 patients who required ITU admission, 8 patients (80%) were unvaccinated and 2 patients were vaccinated. Overall, 6 patients died – 2 patients unvaccinated and 4 fully vaccinated (one patient had significant immunosuppression).
In this initial review, we found that patients admitted with COVID pneumonitis and who had not received the COVID vaccine were more likely to require higher level oxygen support.