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The Lancet

In December, 2020, the Israeli Government approved the BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine and initiated a national immunisation campaign prioritising health-care workers (HCWs), as in other countries.1 This campaign coincided with a third wave of COVID-19, peaking at 10 116 daily new cases by mid-January, 2021. The Sheba Medical Centre, Israel's largest hospital with 9647 HCWs, began staff vaccination on...

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    Compared with a SARS-CoV-2 infection rate of 7·4 per 10 000 person-days in unvaccinated HCWs, infection rates were 5·5 per 10 000 person-days and 3·0 per 10 000 person-days on days 1–14 and 15-28 after the first dose of the vaccine, respectively