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A young Israeli receives a booster shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Sept. 20, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

US to examine Israeli data on booster-shot side effects in young people

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U.S. chief medical adviser Dr. Antony Fauci has said that the United States will be looking at Israeli data on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to clarify the level of risk involved in administering them...
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine seen on the production line. Credit: Mike Mareen/Shutterstock.

Third Pfizer vaccine shot 86 percent effective for those over 60, Israeli healthcare provider...

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The third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine was 86 percent effective for people over 60 years old, Israeli health care provider Maccabi said on Wednesday. Dr. Anat Ekka Zohar of Maccabi said the third...
A medical worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine injection at a vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel and South Korea sign COVID-19 vaccine pact

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Israel and South Korea signed a COVID-19 vaccine supply agreement on Tuesday, allowing for more effective use of present and future inventories for both countries. Under the deal, Israel will transfer about 700,000 doses of...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett holds a press conference at Ben-Gurion International Airport on June 22, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Bennett says for time being, Israelis should avoid non-essential travel abroad

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has asked Israeli citizens this week to avoid non-essential travel overseas in light of the Delta variant of the coronavirus infection rates. Speaking on Tuesday from Ben-Gurion International Airport, Bennett said...
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine seen on the production line. Credit: Mike Mareen/Shutterstock.

Israel begins delivery of million-plus doses of Pfizer vaccine to Palestinians

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Israel began its delivery of more than 1 million doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to the Palestinian Authority on Friday that are set to expire soon. “An agreement was reached today, according to which...
Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, speaks at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum at the Jerusalem Convention Center on June 11, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel honors health-care workers for battle against COVID-19

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein attended a ceremony in Jerusalem on Sunday honoring the country’s health-system personnel and partner agencies for their contribution to the fight against the...
An Israeli student receives a Covid-19 vaccine injection at Amal high school in Beersheva, March 17, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Israel set to begin vaccinating teens aged 12 to 15 next week

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Pending final Health Ministry approval, Israel is set to begin vaccinating children aged 12 to 15 against the Covid-19 virus on June 6, the ministry announced on Sunday. There are around 600,000 children in this...

Israel prepares to vaccinate 12- to 15-year-olds following Pfizer FDA nod

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The Israeli Health Ministry has begun preparations to vaccinate adolescents aged 12 to 15 against the COVID-19 virus, after news this week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine...
Medical workers at a Leumit Vaccination Center, in Tel Aviv, March 8, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israeli Health Ministry set to vaccinate next cohort, 12- to 15-year-olds

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The Israeli Ministry of Health is stepping up preparations to begin vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds against the coronavirus, N12 reported on Tuesday. The preparations began after health authorities in Israel learned that the U.S. Food and Drug...
A vial containing Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Modi’in on Jan. 12, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Israeli data shows Pfizer vaccine 97 percent effective against British variant

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Israeli medical data has shown that the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is 97 percent effective against the British variant of the coronavirus, the founder of BioNTech said on Wednesday. Dr. Ugur Sahin, the co-founder of BioNTech,...