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Data shows far less than 1% of Israelis vaccinated reported side effects

Channel 13 reports on new Health Ministry stats regarding side effects from vaccination.

Of over 3,000,000 who’ve received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, 7,039 reported side effects — less than a third of one percent.

Of over 1,700,000 to receive the second dose, 4,469 reported side effects, again less than a third of a percentage point.

A young Israeli receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot, at a Clalit vaccination center in Jerusalem, on February 4, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The vast majority of the side effects were light, but 43 people required hospitalization. Most of those 43 had preexisting medical conditions, and 28 were over the age of 60.

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