Covid-19: Vaccinated adults protect unvaccinated children around them, study shows

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Carol Yepes

Experts have hypothesised that vaccinating the majority of people in a population may lower the chances of the SARS-CoV-2 virus being transmitted to those who are still unvaccinated, including children.

Now, real-world evidence suggested this may be true.

According to data from Israel, which has had the fastest Covid-19 vaccine rollout to date, widespread vaccination was found to protect both those who received the jab, as well as those who remained unvaccinated. The country has been administering the mRNA jab developed by Pfizer-BioNTech to its citizens.

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