Israel health chiefs stunning vaccine effectiveness results after 2nd jab-'so encouraging'

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The hospital examined the effectiveness of the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on 7,000 of its healthcare employees.

Employees were given the first jab in January, with the research team finding 15 to 28 days after the dose there was an 85 percent reduction of clinical (symptomatic) coronavirus.

The same study found all cases of coronavirus – including those asymptomatic (without symptoms – were down by 75 percent after one dose of the Pfizer jab.

Professor Eyal Leshem, an infectious disease expert and director of Sheba’s Institute for Travel and Tropical Medicine, told Sky News: “This is first real-world evidence of effectiveness that shows up after the first dose of the vaccine.

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