Israel mulls 4th COVID jab for all adults

January 26, 2022 by AAP
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An Israeli government advisory panel has recommended offering a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose to all adults, on condition that at least five months have passed since they received the third or recovered from the illness, the health ministry says.

Coronavirus Intensive Care Unit in Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Hospital) amid the Omicron variant wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Petah Tiqwa, Jan 5, 2022. Photo by Eitan Elhadez-Barak/TPS

Implementation of the measure, which would significantly expand eligibility now limited to the over-60s and other high-risk groups, is subject to approval by the ministry’s director-general.

It was not immediately clear when that might happen.

The ministry’s statement on Tuesday said the recommendation was made given findings that those who received a fourth shot were three to five times as protected against serious illness and twice as protected against infection, compared with the thrice-vaccinated.


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