Israel set to offer fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to people over 60
A Health Ministry expert panel recommended the fourth shot, a decision that was swiftly welcomed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett as "great news that will help us overcome the Omicron wave that is spreading around the world."
Although the decision is pending formal approval by senior health officials, Bennett urged Israelis to get the dose as soon as possible, saying: "My message is - don’t waste time, go get vaccinated."
Omicron is surging across the world, forcing some countries back into strict lockdowns. https://t.co/BRAPnArpmJ— The New Arab (@The_NewArab) December 22, 2021
An Israeli hospital on Tuesday confirmed the death but said he had suffered from a number of serious pre-existing conditions.