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Israeli doctors approve fourth dose of vaccine for risk groups

28.01.2022 48 просмотров

The fourth shot of the vaccine will be given on the condition that four months have passed since the third dose.


Israel's Ministry of Health has approved a fourth dose of the vaccine for people aged 18 years and older with comorbidities and at risk, and their caregivers. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health of the country.

"Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Health Nahman Ash on Wednesday evening approved the fourth dose of the vaccine for people aged 18 years and older, suffering from concomitant diseases and those at risk and their caregivers The decision was made in light of the data on the benefit of the fourth dose of the vaccine for people aged 60 years and older, which show that protection against infection is doubled compared to the third dose, and three to five times from a severe course of the disease and hospitalization," the statement said. "The fourth injection of the vaccine will be given on the condition that four months have passed since the third dose was received," the ministry added.

18 years of age and older who received a third injection or had covid no earlier than five months ago. The recommendation for entry into force must be approved by the director general of the agency. Vaccination of the population against coronavirus began in Israel on December 20, 2020. The third dose of vaccination for residents of the country began at the end of July 2021, the fourth injection began for people aged 60 years and older, health workers and patients from risk groups at the beginning of January 2022.

According to the Ministry of Health, one dose 6.68 million people received vaccines, two doses - 6.07 million, three - 4.43 million, four - 611 thousand. The total population of the country is 9.3 million people.

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