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Pfizer vaccine 95.8% effective against Covid-19 contamination according to data in Israel



Updated on 02/21/2021 at 12:59

Published on 2/21/2021 12:50 PM

In total, 6.4 million people are called upon to be vaccinated. But the Minister of Health Olivier Véran urged patience, while the doses of the precious serum only arrive gradually.

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Pfizer vaccine 95.8% effective against Covid-19 contamination according to data in Israel


02/21 at 12.50 p.m.

Update 02/21 at 12:59 p.m.

Israel, the world’s leading vaccination country, has unveiled its first data on Covid-19 contamination after being vaccinated. Pfizer vaccine would be 95.8% effective

Clinical data seem to confirm the studies: the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine effectively protects against Covid-19 contamination.

Israel, the leading vaccination country in the world with nearly three million of its citizens, or 33% of the population, having received the second injection (against 3.8% in France), unveiled its first data on the contamination of people vaccinated. The Pfizer vaccine would be 95.8% effective according to the Israeli Ministry of Health.

Health authorities have recorded 608 cases of coronavirus among the first 620,000 people doubly vaccinated. Among them, most of those infected were asymptomatic or with mild symptoms. The Hebrew state reports 21 hospitalizations, of which only seven have severe symptoms.

Still according to the Israeli ministry, it would prevent 99.2% of severe forms of the coronavirus and 98.9% of deaths.

What to consolidate Israel in its policy of deconfinement, started this Sunday, with the establishment of the vaccine passport.





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