‘Boosters increase vaccine efficiency by up to 89%’

A health worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine in an undated photo. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)
AMMAN — The National Center for Security and Crises Management said that a third dose of vaccine is enough to increase its efficiency against Omicron by up to 89 percent, according to Al-Rai newspaper. اضافة اعلان

Media Spokesperson for the National Center for Security and Crises Management Ahmed Al-Nuaimi said that 13 percent of the recipients of the first, second and third doses were infected, but did not show serious symptoms, adding that the vaccine will not prevent infection entirely, but will reduce the rate of hospitalization.

Global readings of the numbers of infected and dead in the first, second, and third waves show that the second wave had the highest death rate, due to the lack of vaccines, said Nuaimi, adding that the Omicron and Delta variant affect children and young people.

The Ministry of Health announced on Monday that 17 deaths and 2,789 new infections were recorded in the Kingdom, bringing the total number of deaths to 12,893 and that of infections to 10, 82570, while the percentage of positivity reached 6.90 percent.

There are 27,678 active cases, 94 cases have been admitted to hospitals, and 666 cases are receiving treatment.

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