by Tyler Durden
In what is a possible indication of things to come elsewhere, Israel is now pay the third jabor continue Booster for those who have already received two rounds of vaccinationFor people over 60 years old.
prominent in Israel Ha’aretz Newspaper She revealed on Thursday that the country would be the first in the world to begin to do so after government approval, writing that Israel would “begin to show A third COVID vaccine for people over 60 years old Starting on Sunday, after the Ministry of Health approved the move on Thursday.”
“The booster doses will be given to those over 60 who received their second dose at least five months ago. Israel is the first country to announce that it will start giving booster doses,” the report says.
Israeli President Naftali Bennett revealed the plan to the nation in televised title:
“This evening I am announcing the start of the campaign to receive the booster vaccine, the third vaccine,” Bennett said.
“Reality proves that vaccines are safe. Fact also proves that vaccines protect against severe morbidity and death. And like the flu vaccine, which needs to be renewed from time to timeIt’s the same in this case.”
Recent reports have indicated that there is internal disagreement in the Ministry of Health over whether to start a third vaccination program for people vaccinated at 60, 65 or 70 years of age. The rationale is that older adults are considered to have weaker immune systems compared to the broader population.
About 60% of the total population of Israel has been vaccinated. The third round of Pfizer-BioNTech’s shot is also a response to Concerns that vaccine efficacy weakens the face of variable delta spread. Within the eligible age group, those who received their second dose at least five months ago can access a booster dose.
Some are already calling for an entirely “different vaccine” to combat delta and other variants…
as such #corona virus disease19 cases skyrocketed #Israel, Should a third vaccine be given from Pfizer?
“If the efficiency of the vaccine drops due to the delta variant … we may need a different vaccine,” says Professor Zvika Granot, an immunologist. Tweet embed. pic.twitter.com/SkNY1h0WiB
– i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) 29 July 2021
Axios notes that:
Pfizer on Wednesday She said It has data showing that the third shot”Strongly increases antibody levels against the delta variant.
…Israel has reported a total of 867,240 confirmed cases and 6,462 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The Israeli Ministry of Health recently boasted that the two-dose vaccine is 91% effective against severe disease and 88% effective against hospitalization, but again officials seem concerned about reduced efficacy especially in the elderly population. It’s likely now only a matter of time before this extends to the broader and younger demographic as well.
From the start, many “undecided” or skeptical about the vaccine have argued that Work is underway to lay the groundwork for eventual administration of the COVID-19 vaccine with the regularity of the annual influenza vaccination. That expectation seems to be slowly paying off, especially considering Bennett’s word choice in announcing approval of a third punch… “Like a flu vaccine that needs to be renewed from time to time,” He said.
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