Some said to be infected after the second jab
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More than 12,000 Israeli’s have tested positive for Covid-19 after being inoculated with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, media outlets have reported
Accounts attributed to the Israeli Health Ministry report that 6.6 percent of 189,000 vaccinated for the coronavirus later tested positive for the virus. Some 69 of them are said to have been people who had been inoculated for the second time.
Reports state that the majority were seemingly infected soon after being administered the first of the two-part vaccine. This is a period when the vaccination isn’t expected to have yet taken effect. However, it’s stated that 1,410 tested positive two weeks after the first jab when limited immunity should have occurred.
Pfizer is reported to have said that a spike in immunity occurs between Day 15 and Day 21 after the first vaccination when its effectiveness increases from 52% to 89%.
Israel’s government advisor on coronavirus Professor Nachman Ash is stated by i24 NewsTV to have told Army Radio that the first dose was “less effective than we thought” and “lower than (the data) presented by Pfizer.”
However, it adds that current data suggests “two doses of the vaccine still offer 95 percent protection against Covid-19.