Corona’s new variant Omicron has stirred the world. In view of this, Israel is preparing to give the fourth dose of the vaccine. Preparations are underway to give a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people over 60 or those with weakened immune systems and health workers.

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A health ministry expert panel on Tuesday recommended that eligible people take their fourth dose at least four months after taking their third dose.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett welcomed the panel’s statement. He said, “This is great news. Will help us to overcome the Omicron wave that is spreading around the world.” The panel further recommended that the time between the second and third shots should be reduced from five to three months.

Arnon City, a doctor on the expert panel, told Israel’s Army Radio: “We are seeing a decrease in protection against Omicron infections. This wave is growing in surprisingly high numbers. More than 80 percent of the panel supported the measure.” has done.”

To be effective, the recommendations must be approved by the Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Nachman Aish. The ministry did not say when this could happen. According to the ministry, about 62 percent of Israel’s 94 million people have received two doses.

The Bennett government on November 25 barred foreigners from entering Israel and moved swiftly against Omicron, expanding a list of high-risk countries.

On Tuesday, an Israeli hospital reported the country’s first known death of a patient infected with Omicron. He died on Monday, two weeks after being admitted to the COVID-19 ward, the Soroka Medical Center said. The health ministry said at least 340 cases of Omicron had been reported in Israel as of Tuesday.

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