Updates: 02.01.2022 20:55
Tel Aviv – The Israeli Ministry of Health has approved the vaccination of people over the age of 60 and paramedics with a fourth dose of covid-19 vaccine. According to agencies, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced it today. According to him, the government is following the recommendations of experts due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus variant omicron.
The DPA reports that in Israel, vaccination started with the fourth dose for people with a weakened immune system, and clients of nursing homes can also receive the second booster dose. To date, it has similar side effects to the previous dose.
Recently, an average of 5,000 new infections per day have increased in Israel. Leading expert Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute of Science, who advises the government on a pandemic, predicts that two to four million of Israel’s 9.5 million people will become infected with coronavirus in the next three weeks, according to The Times of Israel. He points out that a large number of cases remain unrecognized because the country is undergoing tests quickly. At the same time, Segal claims that more than 1,200 patients will not get into a difficult condition, which is the highest number so far.
Prime Minister Bennett rejects another nationwide closure. “Our goal remains the same: to make the economy work, while protecting the most vulnerable of us,” the DPA said.
In Israel, 60 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. People who received their second dose less than half a year ago or have had a booster injection are considered to be such. 31 percent of the population is completely unvaccinated, and nine percent have vaccinated.
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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