July 7, 2022

Israel announces fourth dose for over 60s and caregivers

The approval by the Panel of Experts on the Pandemic Fourth Dose is “excellent news that will help us get through the Omicron wave that is overwhelming the world,” according to the prime minister.

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Tuesday, December 21, that all Israelis over the age of 60 and medical staff will be entitled to a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, after consultation with a panel of experts. “The citizens of Israel were the first in the world to receive the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and we continue to be at the forefront with the fourth dose”, he said in a statement released by his services, calling on those who meet these criteria to “go get vaccinated”.

The decision of the Expert Committee on the Pandemic to approve the fourth dose is “great news that will help us get through the Omicron wave that is sweeping the world”, according to the Prime Minister. People who are immunocompromised may also receive the fourth dose. This can be administered at least four months after the third injection, the Ministry of Health said in a statement. Naftali Bennett’s office added that the prime minister had ordered the health ministry and medicare funds, which handle vaccinations, to prepare for this new injection campaign.