Israel is set to be the first country in the world to administer a fourth dose of the covid-19 vaccine to it’s citizens. This 2nd booster shot is to be administered to people over the age of 60, those with compromised immune systems and health care workers in order to mitigate the spread and risk of the omicron variant.
According to reports, those in the listed categories are eligible for their fourth dose four months after they have received their third shot.
A health ministry expert panel in Israel is still researching the impacts and efficacy a fourth vaccine dose may have against the omicron variant, NBC reported.
At least one amn in Israel has died from the omicron variant as he was older and had received the initial two doses of his COVID-19 vaccine, but had not been boosted.
Israel had a rapid vaccine rollout initially last year, and in August, it was one of the first nations in the world to broadly administer a third shot as a booster to its population, including anyone over the age of 12 years old.