Israel Approves Fourth COVID Vaccine Dose Produced By Pfizer For People Over 60

Israel Approves Fourth COVID Vaccine Dose Produced By Pfizer For People Over 60
Source – SCMP

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that a fourth COVID-19 vaccination dose had been authorised for those over the age of 60 and medical personnel.


Israel Approves Fourth COVID Vaccine Dose Produced By Pfizer For People Over 60

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that a fourth COVID-19 vaccination dose had been authorised for those over the age of 60 and medical personnel.

At a televised news conference, Bennett said that the country’s Health Ministry had authorised the fourth dose of the Pfizer-developed vaccine for those over the age of 60 and medical workers who took the third dose at least four months ago, according to Xinhua.

Source - Medical News Today

He said that the extra booster would give Israelis a “new layer of defence".

Bennett encouraged elders to get the booster dose, saying that Israel is on the approach of another morbidity spike as a result of the spread of the Omicron variant.

Bennett predicted that the nation would likely experience “to see as many as 50,000 new coronavirus cases," he said.

Israel authorised the fourth vaccine dose for immunocompromised individuals and elderly residents of nursing homes on Thursday, making it one of the first countries to administer it.

According to numbers released Sunday by the Health Ministry, around 70% of Israel’s 9.45 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and approximately 45% have received all three doses.

Source – BERNAMA

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