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Booster Dose Works: A Study in Israel Shows that One Booster Dose Slashes Rates of Covid Infection

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A new study in Israel has revealed that a third dose of the Pfizer Inc.BioNTech SE Covid vaccine can dramatically reduce rates of Covid-related illness in people 60 and older. This is good news for the fight against the covid-19 pandemic.

Starting 12 days after the extra dose, confirmed infection rates were 11 times lower in the booster group compared with a group that got the standard two doses, the analysis released Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine found. Rates of severe illness were almost 20 times lower in the booster group.

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