The New York State Department of Health has released new data on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine.
Researchers found that people who aren't vaccinated are 11 times more likely to be hospitalized if they contract coronavirus. They're also eight times more likely to be diagnosed with the illness than people who are immunized. The health department says this data is clear proof of how important it is for people to protect themselves from the virus. Anyone who wants to set up a vaccine appointment can visit the state's "Am I Eligible" website or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX to find a clinic.