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COVID Sickness Dropped 95.8% After Both Pfizer Shots - Israeli Health Ministry

News18 | 21/02/2021 08:21 AM | Click to read full article

The risk of illness from COVID-19 dropped 95.8% among people who received both shots of Pfizer’s vaccine, Israel’s Health Ministry said on Saturday. The vaccine was also 98% effective in preventing fever or breathing problems and 98.9% effective in preventing hospitalizations and death, the ministry said.

Israel’s ambitious vaccination drive has made it the largest real-world study of Pfizer’s vaccine and expects 95% of Israelis age 50 and over to be vaccinated in the next two weeks.