Study: Virus cases down by 33% among vaccinated, from 14 days after 1st shot

A study on 400,000 Israelis who received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine finds a 33 percent drop in coronavirus infections among the partially inoculated population 14 days after they received the shot, Channel 13 reports.

The study is conducted by the Clalit HMO.

It appears to mark the first time the vaccines have proven to make a dent in Israel’s infection rates.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is administered in two doses, three weeks apart, with its 94 percent effectiveness only kicking in about two weeks after the second shot.