September 16, 2021
According to a study carried out in an Israeli hospital, the levels of antibodies after the third dose of the anti-Covid vaccine are ten times higher than those after the second dose. The results are promising, but preliminary, the hospital pointed out.
“We saw in June that two doses were not enough with the Delta variant – says Cirylle Coehn, professor member of the Commission of the Ministry of Health on vaccines – what we see today based on the numbers we have is that with this dose the level of mortality it is lower in vaccinated people “
In Israel, the campaign for the third dose began in early August and is now recommended for ages 12 and up. The next step will be vaccination for children between the ages of 5 and 11, which the government intends to start as soon as the okay from the health authorities arrives, probably by the end of September.
Vaccinations among the little ones would allow to curb the epidemic in the places where it is spreading faster in the state, schools: 10 days from the beginning of the year, 40 thousand are positive and 119 thousand in isolation.