Kaiser Permanente Research Shows Vaccinated Individuals Experience Lower Death Rates Than Non-Vaccinated

Kaiser Permanente Research Shows Vaccinated Individuals Experience Lower Death Rates Than Non-Vaccinated

As reported on Oct. 22, 2021 in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, COVID-19 vaccine recipients had lower non-COVID-19 death rates than people who weren’t vaccinated. This research comes from Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation’s largest health systems based on the West Coast.   

Research Details

To determine mortality risk associated with COVID-19 vaccination, researchers evaluated the electronic health records of 6.4 million COVID-19 vaccine recipients compared to 4.6 million unvaccinated people with similar demographics and geographic locations from December 14, 2020, through July 31, 2021. The study looked at only non-COVID-19-related deaths to avoid masking any safety concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccine-related death with the protective effects of COVID-19 vaccine.

The study population included members of 7 Vaccine Safety Datalink sites: Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Kaiser Permanente Washington, HealthPartners in Minnesota, and Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin.

Study Findings

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