Israel says Pfizer 3 needles are better at preventing infections, getting sick better than 2.
On August 24, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.
Pfizer 3 needles provide better protection against infections and severe symptoms in the age group 60 years and older.
Israel’s Ministry of Health revealed Pfizer’s third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine has significantly increased protection against infections and severe symptoms in the age group 60 and over. compared to the group who received only 2 doses.
Studies from the Gertner Institute and the KI Institute found that in the age group 60 and older, the protection of the vaccine 10 days after the third dose was four times higher than after the second dose, and protection against severe symptoms and hospitalization. nurses 5-6 times more
The data is consistent with statistics from Maccabi, a public health service provider that is one of several organizations providing a 3rd dose vaccination to prevent outbreaks of delta strains in Israel.
Earlier, the Israeli Ministry of Health announced that vaccine immunity would be gradual. decreased after some time Israelis who have been vaccinated and have severe symptoms are in the age group 60 and over and have underlying disease.
Israel began vaccinating the elderly with a third dose on July 30. And on August 19, it announced that the age of those who were eligible for the third injection was reduced to 40 years, including the right to pregnant women, teachers and health workers under the age of 40 to have a second vaccination. and not less than 5 months
In addition, the United States, Canada, France and Germany also announced plans to inject three needles.
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