The move that triggered thousands to scramble to receive a 3rd shot of the BioNTech/Pfizer injection over the last week, is a last-minute thrust/push to take Israel out of its 4th wave of Covid-19.
” I strongly believe the 4th wave is coming to an end,” the health administrative agency’s director-general Nachman Ash explained in a broadcast speech, crediting the success to the booster. “We are on our way, but I say this with caution.”
At the same time, the health administrative agency published information pointing out frequent adverse effects such as tiredness or soreness in the upper arm were lesser after the 3rd shot than the 1st or the 2nd.
Israel was the very first country to make use of the Pfizer vaccination and even used boosters to deflect an Aug lockdown as the injection’s effectiveness subsided and infections skyrocketed, primarily amongst the senior, who began filling medical facilities by having serious health problems.
Confronted with the probability that its healthcare facilities might be overrun, Israel offered to provide 3rd shots, initially to the immune-compromised, after that to the senior, and at some point, to the whole adult populace before either Pfizer or some other worldwide health bodies such as the American Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had even completely researched this boosters safety and effectiveness.