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Vaccines and infection

Does vaccination against COVID-19 have any impact on the use of antibiotics to treat COVID-19 complications?

Vaccination against COVID-19 greatly reduces the risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19, especially in people with underlying medical conditions. Accordingly, a smaller number of COVID-19 patients would develop a secondary bacterial infection, which may need to be treated with an antibiotic.

By preventing severe disease, vaccination against COVID-19 reduces the need for antibiotics in at-risk patients and also reduces the inappropriate use of antibiotics for serious viral infections that do not require or benefit from antibiotics.

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