Within 40-60 days, Israeli risk groups can be 95% immune to COVID-19 — experts

A panel of experts advising coronavirus czar Nachman Ash estimates that it will take 40-60 days until Israel achieves sufficient immunity among 95% of the elderly and other risk groups, as the vaccination campaign gains steam, according to the Ynet website.

Citing a summary of the panel’s Tuesday meeting, the report says the experts contend that the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, which tens of thousands have received, will start showing its effect within 10 days.

Among those who got immunized, serious illness is expected to be reduced by 50%. If they are correctly chosen, that could prevent 80% of the country’s serious cases.

After three weeks, the second dose will be given, resulting in 95% immunity for the person getting it.