Thursday, July 7

Ómicron: experts in Israel recommend a fourth dose of the vaccine


Elderly man receiving the vaccine.

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While the rest of the scientific world insists on the need for a booster dose or third dose to increase protection against omicron, in Israel they are already preparing to administer a fourth injection to the population.

An Israeli government panel of experts has recommended applying a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine to people over 60 years of age and members of the healthcare staff.

The decision was welcomed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who is confident it will help the country deal with the potential wave of the omicron variant.

This Tuesday, Israel reported the first death of a patient infected with omicron. In total, the health ministry has confirmed 341 cases of the variant.


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