The Vaccine effect: Preliminary data published tonight (Monday) by Maccabi israel Health Services show that less than 0.01% of the recipients of the second vaccine dose got infected with the Coronavirus.
The data shows that out of the more than 128,000 vaccinated in the second dose, only 20 became infected with the virus – most of them over the age of 55.
Another good news is that those who did got infected suffer from only mild illness: Half of those infected suffer from chronic diseases and half without any background illnesses, all of them experience a mild illness with symptoms of headache, cough, weakness or fatigue. None of them were hospitalized and suffered from fever above 38.5 degrees.
Maccabi says that “these data will continue to be tested on a regular basis and will be reported to the Ministry of Health. As we know Pfizer data indicated an efficiency of 95% of the vaccine after 28 days of receiving the second dose among the 43,000 participants.