4th Shot – ConspiracyOz

Over 250,000 people have received 4 COVID vaccine doses — ministry


https://www.timesofisrael.com
9 January 2022

Bennett praises ‘exceptional response’ to the rollout of booster program for the most vulnerable

A quarter of million people in Israel have received a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the Health Ministry said Sunday morning.

According to data released in a daily report distributed by the ministry, around 254,000 people in Israel have been vaccinated four times since Israel began its rollout of a fourth dose — a second booster — last week.

All Israelis aged 60 and over, medical workers and those who are immunosuppressed are eligible for the fourth shots.

The fourth booster program is a key element of Israel’s strategy in the face of the surging Omicron variant, and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday praised the “exceptional response” to the rollout.

“Almost 250,000 people have already been inoculated [for a fourth time],” the premier said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. “This is an exceptional response that will prevent much severe morbidity and suffering.”

Bennett also said that 1.5 million rapid antigen tests were being delivered to retirement homes in the hope of adding another layer of protection for those most vulnerable to COVID-19.

With case numbers continuing to rise, Israel is pinning its hopes on its vaccination campaign, including giving a fourth shot to its most at-risk populations, despite a paucity of data on the extra dose.

Medical staff receive a 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, January 06, 2022 (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Bennett said last week that he had been presented with interim results from a small Israeli study that a week after receiving the fourth dose, recipients had almost five times more COVID-19 antibodies in their blood. However it remained unknown if the antibody protection was maintained after that period and the full results of the study have yet to be released.
2022. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

A quarter of million people in Israel have received a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the Health Ministry said Sunday morning.

According to data released in a daily report distributed by the ministry, around 254,000 people in Israel have been vaccinated four times since Israel began its rollout of a fourth dose — a second booster — last week.

All Israelis aged 60 and over, medical workers and those who are immunosuppressed are eligible for the fourth shots.

Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital’s coronavirus ward in Jerusalem on December 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

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