Israel begins fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine

With concern about the incidence of the Ómicron variant in its sights, the Government of Israel announced that health personnel and people who are immunocompromised or over 60 years of age will be able to go to a vaccination center to apply the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This was announced today by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, after holding a meeting of the council of ministers on the pandemic, through a statement in which he urged residents in Israel to “get vaccinated.”

BREAKING: Israel will become the first country in the world to administer the 4th COVID-19 vaccine. The first group eligible will be people age 60+ & medical personnel. — Israel Pandemic Info Center (@PandemicInfoIL)
December 21, 2021

According to his words, the opinion of the specialists about this fourth dose is “great news” that will help Israel to “overcome the spread of the Ómicron variant that submerges the world.” Citizens of Israel were the first in the world to receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine and we continue to be at the forefront with the fourth dose,” Bennett said, indicating that those qualified to receive the fourth dose will be able to do so at least four months after the third dose has been applied. Currently there are more than 4.1 million people, out of 9.3 million total inhabitants, who received three doses of vaccines against the coronavirus in the country, according to official data released by the local Ministry of Health.
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