The delta variant is spread in Israel, despite the fact that more than half of the population is fully vaccinated.
The Israeli health authority states that Pfizer’s vaccine does not prevent the delta variant from spreading in the country.
According to a new report, the vaccine has a 64 percent chance of preventing infection in vaccinated people.
Israel has come a long way with its vaccination. More than five million of the country’s nine million inhabitants are fully vaccinated, the vast majority with Pfizer-Biontech’s vaccine.
But that does not prevent the spread of infection from gaining momentum again, states the country’s health authority. According to a new Israeli study, Pfizer’s vaccine is less effective against the delta variant, reports among others Financial Times and Haaretz.
The vaccine’s effectiveness has dropped to 64 percent in preventing new infections in fully vaccinated, the Israeli health authority said on Monday. The effect against previous variants has been estimated at 94 percent.