Covid-19: Vaccine hesitancy among the elderly puts them at risk

Covid-19 vaccine

A nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at an EHPAD (care homes and day centres for elderly people) in Bobigny, a northeastern suburbs of Paris on December 30, 2020.

Photo credit: Stephane De Sakutin | AFP

Since the start of the pandemic, those aged 58 and older have been at greatest risk of hospitalisation and death due to Covid-19 compared to other age groups, and they represent nearly 80 percent of all Covid-19 deaths as of November 10.

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