Israel to give Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot to elderly

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7/29/2021 11:42:00 PM

Israel will roll out a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to older people, citing a drop in protection against severe disease driven by the Delta variant

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In particular, one Israeli scientist said the country has data showing the vaccine's protection against severe illness among this 60-plus age group dropped from 97% in April to 81% in July. Those results have yet to be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal or even posted on a preprint server. 

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Eric Topol, director and founder of the Scripps Research Translational Institute,that these results, if they hold up, would be"the first sign of a significant dropdown of protection against hospitalizations and death for these vaccines.""I hope all of the data will be shared ASAP as the implications are big," he wrote.

Israel's findings appear in contrast to reports from the UK in June, with one large observational study finding Pfizer's vaccine. One difference between the two findings is that Israel's results are specific to the elderly population.Pfizer headtopics.com

presented more results on Wednesday supporting the company's argumentthat boosters will be needed six to 12 months after the initial vaccination. Laboratory testing done by Pfizer showed neutralizing antibodies, a key part of the immune response, significantly declined eight months after the second dose among all age groups. 

The New York drugmaking giant alsoposted new, detailed resultsfrom its clinical trial that enrolled more than 40,000 volunteers. Longer-term follow-up showed the vaccine's ability to prevent symptomatic COVID-19 cases, regardless of severity, dipped to 84% starting four months after the second dose, compared with 96% efficacy in the first two months.

The vaccine's overall efficacy against severe disease in that study was 97%, with 30 cases occurring among people who got placebo shots and 1 case in a person who got the vaccine.Pfizer's findings have also yet to be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, and the company said it would submit an application to US regulators in August to begin offering booster shots.

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