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Israeli experts did not recommend giving the fourth dose of the vaccine

Israeli experts did not recommend giving the fourth dose of the vaccine

At the same time, the committee did not recommend shortening the time between the second and third doses of the vaccine.

Jerusalem. The Israeli Ministry of Health’s vaccination committee recommended that a fourth dose not be given on Monday night Vaccines Against the general public, including immunocompromised persons.

The daily Haarec reported on its website.

The original time between doses remains

At the same time, the committee did not recommend shortening the time between the second and third doses of the vaccine.

The booster dose is currently given five months after the second dose, with the committee previously considering reducing the period by two months.

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A statement issued by the Ministry of Health stated that the authority had reached consensus on giving priority to vaccinating those who did not receive the three recommended doses of the vaccine.

However, Health Director Nachman Ash noted there was a “high probability” that a fourth dose of the vaccine would be recommended, “but we’ll see when.”

Dozens of omicron infection

According to the Ministry of Health, more than 58 percent of eligible Israelis — over five years old — are fully vaccinated, meaning they have received three doses of the vaccine or within six months of the second dose.

9.3 percent of Israelis are vaccinated twice, but cannot be revaccinated even after six months. 32.4% of Israelis are not vaccinated.

Ron Palisser, head of the expert panel that advises the Health Ministry, said nearly 42 percent of Israelis are not adequately protected from the latest coronavirus. Omicron. So far, 67 infections of this type have been diagnosed in Israel.

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