Hypertension linked to double the risk of severe COVID-19 despite booster vaccination

Having high blood pressure more than doubled a person’s risk for hospitalization from an Omicron-variant COVID-19 infection – even despite full vaccination including a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, in an analysis of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles between December 2021 and April 2022, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.