Covid: Israel, 500,000 received third Pfizer dose

Bennett: '90% over 60 to be vaccinated by Friday, then over 50s'

09 August, 15:23

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV AUGUST 9 - Israel is continuing to vaccinate with the third dose of the Pfizer vaccine the population over 60 that received the first two doses over five months ago. In eight days, the health ministry said, it was administered to over 500,000 Israelis. Premier Naftali Bennett was pleased with the success of the campaign and encouraged operators to complete the administration of the third doze by Friday for 90% of the over 60s. According to Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz the numbers regarding Israelis who received the third dose are "encouraging". In particular, recipients of a third dose are considered to be less exposed to complications in case of infection.

    Meanwhile Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said the government is examining the possibility of vaccinating with a third dose the over 50s that received the second dose more than five months ago. Shaked said a decision will be taken on the matter in two weeks. (ANSAmed)

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