פראמדיק מגן דוד אדום מד"א מחסן חיסון חיסונים פייזר בית שמש
A health worker in Beit Shemesh holds a syringe of the COVID-19 vaccine
Photo: AFP
A health worker in Beit Shemesh holds a syringe of the COVID-19 vaccine

Health Ministry: Most recent virus victims were not vaccinated

Data shows 78% of fatalities recorded in recent weeks were among unvaccinated Israelis, vast majority of other people who succumbed to COVID-19 did so less than a week after receiving the second booster dose of the vaccine

Adir Yanko |
Published: 03.03.21 , 19:11
The vast majority of Israel's COVID-19 deaths in February were recorded among people who haven't been vaccinated against the illness at all, Health Ministry data released Tuesday showed.
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  • Last month, 78% of the 935 coronavirus patients who died were not vaccinated at all or received just one vaccine dose. Most of the rest passed away less than a week after receiving the second booster dose of the vaccine.
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    פראמדיק מגן דוד אדום מד"א מחסן חיסון חיסונים פייזר בית שמש
    פראמדיק מגן דוד אדום מד"א מחסן חיסון חיסונים פייזר בית שמש
    A health worker in Beit Shemesh holds a syringe of the COVID-19 vaccine
    (Photo: AFP)
    According to the data, 16 out of the 19 patients who died Tuesday were not vaccinated at all. On Monday, 12 out of 18 victims of COVID were not vaccinated at all.
    About 1.2 million Israelis aged 16 and over have still not received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, including some 460,000 members of the Arab community and 171,000 people from the ultra-Orthodox sector.
    More that 85% of Israelis aged 90 and over have received both vaccine doses, along with 84.8% of octogenarians, 87.8% of those aged 70-79 and 75.9% of those aged 60-69.
    In the 50-59 age group, 66.5% have already received both doses, as have 56.6% of 40-49 year olds and 39.4% of those aged 30-39.
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    מתחם חיסון קורונה בהוד השרון
    מתחם חיסון קורונה בהוד השרון
    A COVID-19 vaccination center in Hod Hasharon
    (Photo: EPA)
    With the country's world-leading vaccination drive only recently expanded to include young people, just 30.8% of Israelis aged 20-29 have received both shots.
    Health Ministry data shows that 9.8% of Israelis aged 10-19 have also been vaccinated.
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