More than two-thirds of fully vaccinated prisoners contracted COVID-19 during an outbreak inside a Texas prison, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a study.
The vaccine, the CDC said, protected the prisoners against severe COVID-19 symptoms. COVID-19 is the illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
The agency said that 129 out of 185 fully vaccinated prisoners caught the CCP virus, according to data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the CDC in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Tuesday. Separately, of 42 unvaccinated prisoners, 93 percent caught the virus during the outbreak in the undisclosed prison.
One unvaccinated person died, while four people needed hospital treatment in the outbreak, the data said. Three out of the four who were not vaccinated were hospitalized, the agency said.
The CDC data showed that seven unvaccinated and 21 fully vaccinated prisoners had previously contacted a documented case of COVID-19. Some studies have shown that individuals who previously contracted the CCP virus develop long-lasting and robust protection against the Delta variant.
Based on the new data, the CDC said that vaccinating most of the U.S.