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Do the COVID vaccines really work?

Yes, all approved vaccines are very effective. That’s why doctors are recommending them to nearly all Manitobans.  

The vaccines approved for use in Canada are highly effective at preventing severe disease, hospitalization and death. They have similar protection compared to existing routine vaccines for other diseases like polio and measles, and much better effectiveness than the flu shot.  

The safety and efficacy of approved COVID-19 vaccines has been demonstrated both in clinical trials and in the real world. Over 10 billion doses have been safely administered in countries all over the world, and new reviews of real-world data are finding the vaccines offer very strong protection against COVID-19.

Find out more about vaccine effectiveness from:

Vaccines lead to 85%-94% decline in risk of hospitalization in Scotland (British Medical Journal)

Vaccine found 94% effective in real world (Israel experience)

Promising evidence that vaccine may curb transmission