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TV: Booster shot increases protection from COVID tenfold, data shows

Health Ministry data indicates that Israelis who received the third vaccine dose are 10 times more protected from COVID than those who were only given the first two shots, from 12 days after the booster is administered, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

Officials believe that Israel could drive down coronavirus cases to the low levels seen before the Delta variant emerged, if 5 million Israelis get the booster, the television report says.

Thus far, 1.5 million have received the third dose.

 

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