HMO insured aged 50 and up will be able to be vaccinated against Corona

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by Ifi Reporter Category:Health Jan 12, 2021

The Ministry of Health announced today (Tuesday) that starting tomorrow, HMO insured persons aged 50 and over will be able to be vaccinated against the corona virus. The ministry said that the health funds should be contacted to schedule an appointment for the vaccine. Lowering the age of those allowed to be vaccinated comes at the same time as the teaching staff vaccination campaign that began today.
39,678 people were vaccinated against the virus yesterday, and so far 1.9 million Israelis have been vaccinated. Data from the Ministry of Health show that 73% of citizens over the age of 60 have already received the vaccine, and 58% of the vaccines have been given to people aged 60 and over.

Hospitals across the country opened on Sunday in the second round of Pfizer vaccines for vaccinated patients who received the first dose, 21 days after the "give shoulder" vaccination campaign began. In preparation for the expansion of the operation, Pfizer's additional shipment - which contains about 700,000 vaccines - landed at Ben Gurion Airport this week. In addition, the first shipment of a modern company arrived in Israel, containing about 120,000 vaccines.
At a meeting held yesterday with the participation of the HMOs and the Ministry of Health, it was decided that Moderna's shipment would be transferred to IDF use.
At the same time, the vaccination campaign for teaching staff began today, after the Priority Committee recommended that the next in line in the vaccination priority would be 220,000 staff members, alongside special education staff, teachers and staff with at-risk youth.
Along with the extensive vaccination campaign and the tight closure, 9,589 people have been diagnosed in Corona in the past day - a daily record since the outbreak of the plague in Israel. This increased the number of verified infections in Israel to more than half a million people - 504,269. A number of tests were also recorded, after 126,584 of them were performed yesterday and the percentage of positive for the virus is 7.6%.
The Ministry of Health's monitoring committee for the "Returns to Life" vaccination campaign released data today (Tuesday) according to which there was indeed a clear decrease in morbidity among the vaccinated group. The data show that seven days after the vaccine, 4.6% of the vaccinated were found to be corona. But after 14 days, 6.4% were found to be positive for Corona, and after 15 days - the percentage of verified vaccinators dropped to 3.8%.
Thus, the data show a decrease in the number of patients only after 15 days - and that the first dose is not enough. The data also show that women were vaccinated more than men by a small percentage and reported side effects in a higher percentage than men.
Reported side effects included weakness reported 113 vaccinated, headache reported 97 vaccinated, dizziness - 83, fever - 41, muscle pain - 25, nausea due to the vaccine reported - 20 people, chills - 18, joint pain - 18, abdominal pain - 18, diarrhea - 7, non-allergic rash - 7, vomiting 7 -, fainting - 5, rapid pulse - 5, enlarged lymph nodes - 4, heat wave - 4 and 4 people reported a lack of appetite.
Pain and local symptoms in the injection site were reported by 385 vaccinators. For pain - 236, redness and swelling - 71, restriction of movement due to the vaccine - 51, local discoloration - 7, subcutaneous contact - 5, enlarged lymph nodes - 5, rash - 5, and local inflammation 1.
Also, 101 people reported neurological symptoms, 55 murmurs, and 5 people convulsions.
Vaccinators between the ages of 40 and 60 reported the most side effects, followed by those in their 40s and 40s. Fifteen vaccinated people were hospitalized following the side effects of the vaccines, and it was found that most of the hospitalizations were due to a background illness.
The data are published against the background of the expansion of the "Returning to Life" vaccine campaign, which from tomorrow will include HMO insureds aged 50 and over. The Ministry of Health stated that the HMOs should be contacted to schedule an appointment for the vaccine. Lowering the age of those allowed to be vaccinated comes at the same time as the teaching staff vaccination campaign that began today.
39,678 people were vaccinated against the virus yesterday, and so far 1.9 million Israelis have been vaccinated. Data from the Ministry of Health show that 73% of citizens over the age of 60 have already received the vaccine, and 58% of the vaccines have been given to people aged 60 and over.
"Sharon Elrai Price, head of the public health services at the Ministry of Health, this evening (Tuesday) expressed concern about the state of morbidity in Israel and said that the withdrawal from the quarantine will not be on the planned date." "We are waiting to see what the situation will be and hope to see a slowdown," she added.
Elrai Price explained that the ministry would recommend a reduction in restrictions in accordance with the morbidity indices. "Now we have the factor of vaccines, and how they affect severe morbidity. When we see a decrease in serious morbidity we will start to open up," she said.
Corona projector Nachman Ash also gave a briefing today at a conference of civic leadership - the umbrella organization of the third sector and non-profit organizations in Israel. He referred to the extent of the disease in Israel and said that the Ministry of Health was having difficulty interrupting the chain of infection as expected. "The array is not working to the standards we expect. We are not able to interrupt the chain of adhesion as we would like," Ash said.
The corona commissioner explained that "for example, we were hoping to get answers on a test 24 hours after (taken), today we are waiting 72 hours". However, Prof. Ash noted that in light of the state of immunization in the country, "this coming Passover we will be able to sit in the arms of the extended family."

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