Ministry data said to show 0.2% of those who got booster shot then got COVID

Just 0.2 percent of the first 1.1 million Israelis who got their booster shot have been diagnosed with COVID-19 after at least seven days passed since the shot, according to initial Health Ministry figures reported by Channel 12 news.

In absolute terms, the number of virus carriers who received their third dose is 2,790.

Of them, just 187 (0.01%) were hospitalized and 88 (0.008%) developed serious symptoms.

Fewer than 15 of them have died, with the report offering no exact number.

The figures are a further indication of the high effectiveness of the booster, which Israel has been the first country in the world to widely administer.

Currently, all citizens aged 40 and up are eligible to get it, and the eligible pool is widely expected to be expanded soon to include anyone aged 12 and up.

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