Israel’s Victory

Israel and the Covid-19 Vaccine

Elizabeth Houlihan

  Just last month Israel became the world’s leading nation in Covid-19 vaccine distribution. Pfizer’s vaccine in Israel has caused a 60% drop in hospitalizations from the coronavirus just three weeks after the shot was administered to the public. The shot has been found to be 95% effective overall to the Israelite community. 

   Due to the vaccine’s success in Israel, healthcare officials have begun to vaccinate teenagers from sixteen years to eighteen in hope to fully reopen schools and take winter examinations. Out of Israel’s 9 million population of teenagers, it has been reported so far of only one receiving the vaccine.

  Pfizer signed an agreement with Israel, allowing them to share their data with the world, so hopefully America should be hearing more on teenage vaccines sooner than later. 

   However, despite these successes, thirteen Israelites have experienced mild face paralysis after receiving the vaccination. 

  One recipient said “For at least 28 hours I walked around with is (facial paralysis). I can’t say it was completely gone afterwards, but other than that I had no other pains, except a minor pain where the injection but nothing beyond that”. 

   Due to Israel’s current success of lessening Covis-19, they have currently banned all passenger flights in order to continue the decrease of positive cases for the virus. 

Israel will continue to distribute the vaccinations, hoping to end this nightmare once and for all in their community.