Israel was one of the first countries in the world to initiate covid-19 vaccination. The first doses began to be applied in December of last year (Credit: Reproduction/Disclosure)
Israeli health officials point out that the effectiveness of Pfizer’s vaccine tends to decline six months after the immunizer is applied. As of this Monday, the 12th, the country started to apply a third dose of the covid-19 vaccine to patients at immunological risk to strengthen the body’s defenses against the virus.
“There is growing evidence that immunosuppressed patients do not develop a satisfactory level of antibodies even after two doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Some can develop these antibodies only after three doses,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
+ Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are 93% effective and 78% effective in the risk group
Israel was one of the first countries in the world to initiate covid-19 vaccination. The first doses began to be applied in December last year, with good results. The rate of daily coronavirus infections dropped from 10,000 to less than 100 cases.