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COVID booster shots raise protection against severe illness to 97% — TV

A man receives a coronavirus vaccine booster at a Meuhedet vaccination center in Jerusalem, on August 24, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
A man receives a coronavirus vaccine booster at a Meuhedet vaccination center in Jerusalem, on August 24, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The third coronavirus vaccine dose boosts efficiency against severe illness from the virus to 97 percent, according to Health Ministry figures cited by Channel 12 news.

The network says that 16 days after the boosters are administered, protection against infection jumps to 95%.

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