Israeli PM announces fourth Covid jab for over-60s to tackle Omicron

Posted by on December 22, 2021 8:59 am
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Booster will also be available to medical teams and immunodeficient people four months after third dose

Israel is set to become the first country in the world to offer a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccines in an effort to protect against the Omicron variant.

People over the age of 60 and healthcare workers will be eligible for a second booster shot, the prime minister, Naftali Bennett, said on Tuesday night, following a recommendation made by Israel’s panel of pandemic experts.

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