Fourth COVID shot for all Israelis a possibility, health minister says
(Worthy News) – Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said Tuesday that it is possible Israelis will soon become eligible for a fourth shot of the COVID vaccine.
Speaking at a Israel Hayom newspaper conference, Horowitz said “it could be” that Israel will at some point approve a fourth dose for the general population, but added: “I don’t know yet. If we see that the vaccine’s efficacy drops after a certain amount of time, even after the booster, we could recommend a fourth dose, it’s possible.”
Horowitz noted that there are vaccines — like the flu shot — which are administered annually. “We will make decisions based on medical need,” he added. “We can see today that the decision here to give the booster to everyone,” before it was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, was justified, Horowitz said. “Otherwise there would have been many more deaths here.” [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]