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Israel: 7% of serious Covid cases have had three vaccine shots

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Some 7% of Israel’s serious and critical COVID-19 cases were vaccinated with three shots of the coronavirus vaccine, according to data released Friday morning by the Israeli Health Ministry. Another 17% were vaccinated with two shots more than six months ago, according to the data.

“I cannot say that 7% is a lot,” Health Minister Director-General Prof. Nachman Ash told The Jerusalem Post. “The vaccine, even the third shot, does not work at 100%.” He said that there are always a small percentage of people who do not develop full immunity, such as those who are immunosuppressed.”

Jerusalem Post article

 

Nearly 44% of eligible Israelis have been vaccinated with a third “booster” dose of Covid-19 vaccine

 

** This post was originally published on October 16, 2021 **