The disposal of 80,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine, worth $ 1.8 million, is planned due to the end of their use, The Times of Israel reports, citing Channel 12.
There is no information about which manufacturer’s drugs will be destroyed. However, it is known that the vaccination campaign in the country is being carried out using the American Pfizer.
As a result of a large-scale vaccination campaign in Israel, approximately 57% of the population, including 90% of the elderly, have been vaccinated. Despite the success of vaccination, after the detection of the “delta” strain in the country, the epidemiological situation deteriorated again. Israel currently has approximately 2,000 new cases every day.
In early July, the Israeli Ministry of Health stated on the decrease in the effectiveness of Pfizer / BioNTech in the period June 6-July 3 to 64%, compared with 94.3% in the time period May 2-June 5. Experts attribute this to the spread of the Delta mutation, which is significantly more infectious. However, Pfizer vaccine is 93% effective in preventing death and severe illness.