Out of half a million Israelis who have received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, only 544 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus — four of whom were severe cases — amounting to a 93 percent efficacy rate, an Israeli healthcare provider said.
The 0.1 percent figure came after the Maccabi Health Maintenance Organization compared the vaccinated group with a control group of unvaccinated Israelis.
The statistics represent the first real life data outside of clinical trials.
“This data unequivocally proves that the vaccine is very effective and we have no doubt that it has saved the lives of many Israelis,” senior Maccabi official Dr. Miri Mizrahi Reuveni said after the new data release according to a translation of her remarks by The Times of Israel.
She added that among those who have vaccinated and become infected with the virus, the overwhelming majority reacted with little or no symptoms. Out