In Israel, a portion of the population will soon be able to receive a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. These injections will be reserved for the elderly and caregivers.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Tuesday that all Israelis over 60 and medical staff will receive a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, after consulting with a panel of experts.
And he said in a press release issued by his services, “The citizens of Israel were the first in the world to receive the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and we are still ahead of the curve with the fourth dose.” Who meet these criteria to “get vaccinated.”
Vaccination campaign in preparation
The statement was released after a cabinet meeting on the pandemic, amid growing concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant. The Prime Minister said that the decision of the Epidemiological Expert Committee to approve the fourth dose is “excellent news that will help us overcome the Omicron wave that is engulfing the world.”
The Ministry of Health said in a statement that people with immunodeficiency will also be able to receive the fourth dose, which can be given to them, as well as to people over 60 years of age and medical teams, at least four months after the third injection. Naftali Bennett’s office added that the prime minister had ordered the Ministry of Health and Medicare funds, which deal with vaccinations, to prepare for the fourth injection campaign.