Study: Covid vaccination in adolescents 90 percent effective

According to a study, the Biontech / Pfizer vaccination lowers the risk of infection with the delta variant of the coronavirus at Adolescents a 90 percent. You also protect to 93 percent before an illness with symptoms at this virus variant, as a spokeswoman for the Israeli health insurance company Clalit confirmed on Wednesday.

Together with researchers from Harvard University (USA), data from 94,354 were vaccinated twice Adolescents evaluated at the age of twelve to 18 years, it said in a message. These are said to have been unvaccinated with data from a corresponding number Teenager been compared. The results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Severe cases in adolescents are rare

The data was collected between June 8 and September 14 of this year, the scientists reported. So during the fourth corona wave in Israel, in which the delta variant dominated the infection process. How the vaccination affects the risk, difficult to get sick, to the hospital to must or to the scientists could not claim to die. Such cases are at Adolescents to Rare.

In Israel, the Biontech / Pfizer preparation is used almost exclusively. The country started vaccinating children aged twelve and over in early June. According to the Ministry of Health, around 61 of the 9.4 million inhabitants are percent Vaccinated twice – 45 of the 12 to 15 year olds percent, from 16 to 19 year olds 75 percent.

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