Younger age, tobacco use link to lower COVID-19 vaccination rates

Younger age, tobacco use link to lower COVID-19 vaccination rates

Among patients with cirrhosis, younger age, active tobacco use, fewer medical comorbidities and residence in the southern United States correlated with decreased rates of COVID-19 vaccination.“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly 700,000 Americans have lost their life to the virus; for patients with cirrhosis, we’ve seen higher rates of hospitalization, decompensation and death in the setting of COVID-19 infection. Luckily, the scientific community has been quick to respond and has developed multiple highly effective vaccines,” Sara Chapin, MD, a second-yearRead More

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