Most people over the age of 65 have heeded the word and gotten vaccinated. In fact, vaccinations have been so successful that for the first time, the demographics of infected people are changing.
Patients between the ages of 18 and 64 account for the largest percentage of the 37,000 total patients currently hospitalized with the virus.
There are more people between the ages of 18 and 49 who are hospitalized than those over 65. But why?
People under 49 think they are immune from getting sick enough to be hospitalized. They are not immune — they are less likely than a non-immunized person under 65 to get very sick, but far from immune.
Sadly, many who thought they did not need the vaccine are finding out too late.