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Israel approves fourth dose of vaccine for elderly and healthcare workers

03.01.2022 129 просмотров

It will be available after four months from the date of the third injection.

Nahman Ash, Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Health, approved on Sunday the introduction of the fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine to people aged 60 and over and healthcare workers. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Jewish state.

“The decision was made taking into account the increase in the incidence,” the statement explains. “The fourth dose of the vaccine will be available to the indicated persons, provided that four months have passed since the date of receiving the third injection,” the Ministry of Health added.

COVID-19 to people aged 60 and over, medical personnel and those with reduced immunity. Nahman Ash On December 30, he approved the fourth injection of the drug for people with immunodeficiency.

The campaign to vaccinate the population against coronavirus with a drug from the American company Pfizer began in Israel on December 20 last year. Residents of the country have been vaccinated with the third dose since the end of July 2021. It can be given to those who have had two injections if at least five months have passed since the date of the second dose. According to the Ministry of Health, 6.5 million Israelis have received one dose of the vaccine so far, 5.9 million have received two doses, and 4.2 million have received three doses. The total population of the country is 9.3 million people.

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