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Almost All Teens Needing ICU Care for Covid Are Unvaccinated

  • Pfizer shot prevented severe Covid in CDC study of adolescents
  • No vaccinated teenagers died in real-world study in 23 states
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Almost all teenagers who needed intensive care for Covid-19 were unvaccinated in a study that bolsters the use of the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE shot in youths.

The vaccine prevented 98% of ICU visits and 94% of Covid-related hospitalizations in the real-world study of more than 1,000 adolescents ages 12 to 18 in 23 states published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.