Overnight, Israel went from 88% to 52% fully vaccinated!
Why is that?
That’s because the definition of fully vaccinated officially changed for Israeli citizens.
If you’ve only received two experimental COVID-19 doses, then you’re demoted to unvaccinated status.
You must receive a COVID-19 booster to regain fully vaccinated status.
Here’s the latest:
Israel 🇮🇱 today: 88% vaccinated
Israel 🇮🇱 tomorrow: 52% vaccinated
From tomorrow the new definition of "vaccinated = 3 shots" become effective. All double vaccinated people become "unvaccinated", and their Covid pass revoked.
— Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) October 2, 2021
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) October 2, 2021
The 'fully vaccinated' around the world are about to join the ranks of the vilified as the definition of "vaccinated” changes from 2 shots to 3 shots, double vaxxed folks become "unvaccinated" & their #Covidpass suddenly invalid
— Sharon Polsky (@PolskySays) October 3, 2021
However, due to a government error, double-jabbed have a few more days as fully vaccinated.
Israel’s vaccination rate was set to drop 36% today as the definition of “fully vaccinated” went from two shots to three shots, but due to an error on the government website, two shots will be safe enough for full rights for another few days. “Science.”https://t.co/PGVWSOE82G pic.twitter.com/OdxrX5K5xX
— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) October 3, 2021
For the skeptics pic.twitter.com/f1kZnTbZP1
— Freedom Israel 🙂 (@FreedomIsrael_) October 3, 2021
No jab, no food.
Fewer jabs, your food costs more.
The rules for Israel’s proof of vaccination pass – called the Green Pass – will change this Sunday with new regulations determining who is eligible for the pass.From Sunday, all Green Passes currently in use were meant to expire and those eligible for new passes must get them reissued. However, technical glitches on the Health Ministry’s website overnight into Sunday, apparently due to heavy traffic to it, meant many people couldn’t register for new passes. The ministry said the old passes will remain in effect “for the next few days.”In general, the new eligibility rules stipulate that those reissuing their Green Pass must have received their third jab of the coronavirus vaccine, or their second dose in the past 6 months. In some stickier situations, keep reading for information on the specifics.As of Thursday, some 1.6 million Israelis who are entitled to receive the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine still have not done so, meaning they will be ineligible for the new green passport. The new Green Pass documents will include a digital signature, which business owners are supposed to scan before granting holders entry.
Why is the Green Pass being changed?Starting in July, an increasing amount of vaccinated people became infected with COVID-19, mostly above the age of 60.Studies showed that this was due to a drop in the effectiveness of the vaccine, as a result of a decline in the antibodies in those vaccinated.Data from the drug company Pfizer, which developed the vaccines Israel largely used to inoculate its population, found the vaccine was 90 percent effective in preventing infection from the delta variant of the virus. The Health Ministry also released similar data early on in their vaccine campaign – but later announced that the effectiveness of the vaccine had decreased and reached only 40 percent in July.