Israel’s vaccination program has given hints of the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine against the Covid-19 infections. It is found that the vaccine is effective in preventing Covid-19 symptoms and it also offers protection against severe illnesses & diseases to all age groups.
The data available from Israel’s Health Ministry has highlighted that vaccinated people have 94% fewer infections than those with no vaccination. Clalit, Israel’s largest health fund, observed the positive tests in 600,000 vaccinated people and also in the same volume of unvaccinated people.
It reported a decline in the number of infections in the vaccinated group as they didn’t show any symptoms after testing positive. All age groups showed the same pattern and it tallied with clinical trials. Public health doctor Prof Hagai Levine has hinted that it gives a strong message for the UK to adopt the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to prevent the most population from the infection due to the virus.
Israel is the first country in the world to notice the impact of its vaccination program. But it had to wait for a few weeks to see it. Israel has already vaccinated 80% of its above 60 population to see the positive effect of a vaccination program.
A sharp decline was noticed in the number of Covid-19 cases and it simply hints that not just the lockdowns but also the Pfizer vaccine were effective in preventing Covid-19 infections. But the effect of reduction of Covid-19 cases was slower than expected due to the presence of UK variant that has spread massively in Israel.