(ORDO NEWS) — Israeli scientists have found that the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine – more precisely, its fourth dose – practically does not protect against infection with the omicron variant.
Preliminary results from an Israeli study demonstrate the low efficacy of BioNTech/Pfizer’s Omicron vaccine. 14 days after the fourth dose, many of the subjects became infected with the coronavirus.
Although it must be said that the number of antibodies in the body after vaccination still increases.
About 150 people took part in the study. All of them were employees of the clinic in Tel Aviv. Many of the participants were infected with covid after receiving the fourth dose of the vaccine.
According to study leader Gili Regev-Yochai, this suggests that even more antibodies are needed to effectively protect against the Omicron strain.
However, Nahman Ash, Director General of the Ministry of Health, said the fourth dose of the vaccine will continue despite the results of the study. This is explained by the fact that it reduces mortality from coronavirus.
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