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Antibodies surge in those who got booster shot, study shows

An Israeli woman over 60 receives a third coronavirus vaccine shot at a Clalit health clinic in Jerusalem on August 8, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
An Israeli woman over 60 receives a third coronavirus vaccine shot at a Clalit health clinic in Jerusalem on August 8, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The vast majority of those who received a third booster dose in Israel have seen a surge in antibodies a week after getting the shot, reports the Kan public broadcaster.

According to the report, in a study of 100 people who received the booster shot at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, 98 of them had developed high levels of antibodies, similar to those present a week after they received their second dose.

More than 650,000 Israelis have already received a third dose of the vaccine after Israel launched a campaign on August 1 to administer a booster shot to those over age 60.

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