The advisory panel’s transfer, which adopted  a call by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to expand Israel’s booster  marketing campaign, needs  to be permitted  by the Health Ministry’s director.

Israeli Health Ministry experts  on Thursday dropping from 60 to 50 the minimum age of eligibility for a COVID-19  vaccine booster, hoping to curb a rise in Delta variant infections.

After a successful vaccination marketing  campaign launched in late 2020 in which around 60% of the inhabitants  have received two photographs  of the Pfizer vaccine, new daily cases dropped from more than 10,000 in January to single digits in June.

But at least two major health providers have already stated  they would start  on Friday to schedule appointments for folks  in the 50-59 age group to get a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

But with the spread of the Delta variant throughout the globe, new infections jumped in Israel, reaching 5,946 on Monday, and severe sickness  have been increasing as well.

Israelis aged 60 and up started  receiving the booster two weeks ago, effectively turning Israel into a testing ground before any third-dose approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. More than 700,000 seniors in Israel have received their third shot.

Bennett said in a statement late on Thursday ,“I commend the team of experts on treating pandemics for making the right decision for the health of the citizens of Israel”. “I call on everyone over 50 to get in line tomorrow morning. Go get vaccinated.”

A  preliminary survey has proven  that most individual  people who acquired  a third vaccine dose felt similar or fewer side effects than they did after receiving the second shot.

 

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