The Ministry of Health’s decision came two days after the start of the fourth dose of vaccination in Israel for people with immunodeficiency, prisoners and nursing home staff.

A trial administration of the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 150 medical workers began at Ramat Gan Hospital outside Tel Aviv on December 27 to see if a second round of boosters would prove effective against the Omikron variant coronavirus. It is this alternative that has led to a spike in infections in Israel in recent weeks.

On Sunday, 4,000 were registered in the country. New infections with SARS-CoV-2 virus. According to Prime Minister Bennett, tens of thousands of infections per day could soon emerge. – We can expect that very soon we will have 50,000. Cases a day – warned the Prime Minister.

Since July, nearly 4.2 million of the 9.3 million Israelis have received a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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