COVID-19: Israel to offer fourth coronavirus vaccine dose to over-60s, saying it is first nation set to roll it out

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  • Naftali Bennett
    Prime Minister of Israel

Israel has announced it will offer a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people over 60, saying it is the first nation set to roll it out.

The move comes amid concern over the spread of the Omicron variant.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said of the extra vaccine dose: "This is wonderful news that will assist us in getting through the Omicron wave that is engulfing the world.

"The State of Israel is continuing to stand at the forefront of the global effort to deal with the pandemic.

"The citizens of Israel were the first in the world to receive the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and we are continuing to pioneer with the fourth dose as well.

"I call on everyone who meets the criteria that the members of the committee have set: Go and get vaccinated. Take responsibility for the health and livelihoods of us all. The vaccines save lives."

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