A 101-year-old grandmother in Crete contracted the coronavirus but was discharged from the hospital within a few days. And that’s because she was fully vaccinated. This was announced by the head of the Heraklion University Hospital Giorgi Halkiadakis.
According to him, the number of hospitalizations of patients with coronavirus in hospitals on the island is still high. At the Heraklion University General Hospital, only three beds are left free in the intensive care unit, while a total of 60 coronavirus patients are being treated in both regular wards and intensive care.
The case of a 101-year-old female patient
Speaking to the regional TV company CRETA, the head of the hospital spoke about this unique case, not missing the opportunity to once again remind about the importance of vaccination. “The majority of patients admitted to the intensive care unit are unvaccinated elderly people,” he said, adding that two coronavirus patients were admitted last week who were fully vaccinated but had other underlying medical conditions.
“All vaccinated people, even if they need treatment, will suffer a mild illness,” explained Mr Halkiadakis, referring to the case of an elderly woman who was able to “overcome the virus” through vaccination. “Last week, a 101-year-old woman was discharged with the coronavirus. However, she was fully vaccinated, and for this reason, a few days after hospitalization, she was discharged and returned home. “
The importance of vaccination
Finally, Mr. Halkiadakis reaffirmed the importance of vaccination, stating: “Get vaccinated, be sure to get vaccinated! A vaccine is the only way to get immunity to the virus. “