Israel Approves Fourth Covid Shot and New Restrictions

Israel Approves Fourth Covid Shot and New Restrictions.

On Tuesday night the Israeli government recommended people over sixty should get a fourth shot of the covid vaccine. That’s right—the fourth one. This wasn’t a surprise. Early in December, TrialSite News suggested that the Israelis would be moving in this direction. Israel has consistently monitored its population and, as TrialSite reported, a study by the Rabin Medical Center that works with Clalit Health Services found results for the immune-compromised after vaccination were less impressive than those who do not have underlying health issues. Remember that the Israeli healthcare system is socialized, and the country has a smaller population than most nations in Europe and, of course, the United States.

Not Just the Elderly

The Israeli Haaretz reports that in addition to people over sixty, healthcare workers will also receive a fourth shot. This decision was made by an Israeli Health Ministry panel of experts and is still pending approval by the ministry’s director-general. According to The Times of Israel, the fourth shot will be available on Sunday. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the decision by the ministry is “great new...

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