The last character? The entry into force of the new green mark this morning (Sunday) and its limitation to six months from the date of vaccination or recovery, does not mean that in about six months we will be required to be vaccinated again. According to a source in the Ministry of Health, while the validity of the new mark has been allotted for six months from the receipt of the third vaccine, it may be extended if it turns out that the immunity required for optimal protection against the corona virus is obtained after completing three doses.
According to recent studies conducted in Israel, receiving the booster dose of Pfizer vaccines at the end of six months after the second injection increases the level of antibodies in the body ten times higher than the second dose. According to the source in the Ministry of Health, it is not inconceivable that the protection will remain and no further vaccinations against the virus will be required. This is as long as the virus does not undergo mutations that will change the characteristics of the disease and its infection.
Last week, there was a jump in the number of vaccinated people in the third dose, with hundreds of thousands of Israelis rushing to get the vaccine so as not to lose their eligibility for a green label. According to data from the Ministry of Health, more than 220,000 people have been vaccinated with the booster dose in the past week.