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Israel launches fourth Covid jab for healthcare professionals over 60s

Israel began a fourth Covid vaccination on Monday for people over the age of 60 and health care workers amid the surge caused by the Omicron variant.

Medical workers at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv lined up for the shot, and those over the age of 60 received it at a branch near Clarit, Israel’s largest medical fund.

Shots were given to those who received a third vaccination at least 4 months ago.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health approved a fourth shot of medical staff and medical staff over the age of 60, two days after people with weakened immunity began shooting, making Israel one of the first countries. did.

On Monday, the Ministry of Health reported 6,562 new Covid infections from the previous day. This is almost twice the daily average of last week.

In a speech late Sunday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned that the incident could soon surge to “about 50,000 per day.”

Of Israel’s 9.2 million population, more than 4 million have been vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine three times.

A total of approximately 1.4 million Covid infections have been officially recorded in Israel, including 8,244 deaths.



http://www.gulf-times.com/story/707345/Israel-begins-fourth-Covid-jab-for-over-60s-health Israel launches fourth Covid jab for healthcare professionals over 60s

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