Israeli study confirms safety of COVID vaccines

December 29, 2022 by  
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In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Tel Aviv University equipped a group of Israelis with smartwatches and monitored their physiological parameters, such as heart and pulse rates and sleep patterns, to evaluate the safety of COVID vaccines. Read more

Israel contemplating fifth COVID vaccine as number of infections rises

June 9, 2022 by  
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Israel’s health system is contemplating the administration of a fifth Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, as the number of new cases has significantly risen in recent days. Read more

Israel begins world-first trial of fourth COVID vaccine dose

December 29, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Sheba Medical Centreon Monday began the world’s first trial of a fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

Israeli hospital launches world’s first study on 4th COVID-19 vaccine

December 27, 2021 by  
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The Sheba Medical Centre launched on Monday a first-of-its-kind study in which a fourth Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine will be administered to volunteers to test the effectiveness of the fourth dose. Read more

COVID-19 abating in Israel? Decrease in number of serious cases

August 22, 2021 by  
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The Israeli health system expressed cautious optimism over the weekend after the fast climb in the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in serious condition slowed down, apparently, the result of the third booster shot being administered to Israelis aged 40 and above. Read more

Third Pfizer vaccine shot 86 per cent effective for those over 60, Israeli healthcare provider said

August 20, 2021 by  
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The third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine was 86 per cent effective for people over 60 years old, Israeli health care provider Maccabi said on Wednesday. Read more

PM Bennett: more vaccines in Israel next month

July 12, 2021 by  
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A new shipment of Pfizer-developed Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines will arrive in Israel at the beginning of August, just as the supply in the country was about to run out, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said. Read more

Israel’s Ministry of Health: Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine drops to 64% in month

July 6, 2021 by  
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The Pfizer-developed Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine’s ability to protect against the Delta (Indian) variant is significantly lower than initially thought, the Ministry of Health announced. Read more

PA refuses Israel’s offer to transfer 1m COVID-19 vaccines

June 20, 2021 by  
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The Palestinian Authority (PA) cancelled an agreement in which Israel was to transfer over one million Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to the PA, claiming the Pfizer vaccines were damaged. Read more

Israel opens COVID-19 vaccines to teens aged 12-16

June 6, 2021 by  
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Israeli teens aged 12-16 can get vaccinated against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) beginning on Sunday, the latest phase of the country’s battle against the pandemic. Read more

Pfizer and fake news

March 10, 2021 by  
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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was scheduled to arrive in Israel on Monday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials. Read more

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Edelstein Meet the 500,000th person in Israel to be vaccinated

December 30, 2020 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein yesterday visited the Clalit Health Services anti-coronavirus vaccination facility at the Pais Arena in Jerusalem and met the 500,000th person in Israel to be vaccinated. Read more

Clinical trials of Israeli coronavirus vaccine underway

November 2, 2020 by  
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The first Israeli SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was administered at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan on Sunday to the first volunteer in a clinical trial. Read more

Israel commences human trials with COVID-19 vaccine

November 1, 2020 by  
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Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and Sheba Hospital in Tel Aviv commenced on Sunday with human trials with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, a critical phase towards the completion of the development of the serum. Read more

Israeli researchers announce new, faster testing method for COVID-19

March 20, 2020 by  
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Researchers at Israel’s Technion–Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Health Care Campus have successfully tested a new method, called “pooling,” that they claim will dramatically increase the country’s ability to test for COVID-19. Read more