Along comes another booster in Israel, now that the Omicron variant has started wreaking havoc across the Jewish nation. 

Source: The Guardian (Maya Alleruzzo/AP)

On Tuesday, a government advisory panel of health experts in Israel has recommended that the country begin administering a fourth shot of the coronavirus vaccine to protect against the fast-spreading omicron variant. Praising the decision was Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who had already started prepping for a fourth jab for the public, in order to curb the further spread of the new variant that is seemingly a lot more infection than the others. “The citizens of Israel were the first in the world to receive the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and we are continuing to pioneer with the fourth dose as well,” he said on Tuesday, calling on those who meet the criteria to “go and get vaccinated.”

This being said, the fourth shot campaign is yet to be approved by bureaucrats, and if successfully granted the green flag, it will commence with people over 60 and health care workers. But once the campaign begins, it is certain that it will cover the majority of the population soon, since Israel was one of the first countries to vaccinate its population early this year and then carried out the world’s first booster campaign over the summer- successfully.

 

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