People who are vaccinated against Covid-19 and become seriously ill as a result of the virus are largely suffering from conditions that impair their immune systems, a Doctor has said.
An intensive care consultant at University Hospital Limerick, Catherine Motherway, made the comments as data showed that a quarter of current Covid-19 cases are among those who are fully vaccinated.
“I would imagine that the vast majority of those people are probably asymptomatic and had been picked up because they had been close contacts of an index case essentially or part of an outbreak. They’re very likely to be asymptomatic,” she said.
“Covid vaccination will reduce your chances of getting Covid but does not prevent it. You will still potentially get Covid but it very significantly reduces your chances of being ill or hospitalised.”
Most of those who became very sick with Covid-19 were suffering from significant underlying conditions.