A woman receives a coronavirus vaccination in Herzliya, Israel. Photo: Reuters A woman receives a coronavirus vaccination in Herzliya, Israel. Photo: Reuters
A woman receives a coronavirus vaccination in Herzliya, Israel. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: South African variant can ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says

  • Among patients who had received two doses of the vaccine, the variant’s prevalence rate was eight times higher than those unvaccinated – 5.4 per cent versus 0.7 per cent
  • This suggests the vaccine is less effective against the South African variant, compared with the original coronavirus and a variant first identified in Britain

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A woman receives a coronavirus vaccination in Herzliya, Israel. Photo: Reuters A woman receives a coronavirus vaccination in Herzliya, Israel. Photo: Reuters
A woman receives a coronavirus vaccination in Herzliya, Israel. Photo: Reuters
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