Vaccines are quickly averting serious cases of Covid-19 among the most vulnerable members of Israeli society, a healthcare provider there has indicated. The full effects of Pfizer’s shots only kick in around a month after inoculation, but data from Israel shows there is a stark drop in infections even before that point. Israel’s Maccabi Healthcare Services reported earlier this month that it had seen a 60 percent reduction in coronavirus infections after the first shot is administered. Further, Maccabi reported that hospitalizations start to fall sharply from Day 18 after people receive the first shot; by Day 23, there is a 60 percent drop in hospitalizations in vaccinated people aged 60+.

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