The third spade has been available in Israel since the end of July. In the country, the vaccine is almost exclusively administered by Pfizer / Biontech. Now the first data show how effective the third dose protects against corona. According to the preliminary figures from the Ministry of Health, the risk of falling seriously or even at all falls to around a tenth twelve days after the booster.

A corresponding study is to be published soon in the “New England Journal of Medicine”. This is what Nachman Ash, director of the Israeli Ministry of Health, told CNN. The data would show that a third dose of vaccine could reduce both the risk of transmission and the risk of severe Covid disease, the authors write in their preliminary paper. In addition, the figures would indicate that booster vaccinations have great potential to curb the delta variant.

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