Israel says it's the first country in the world to rollout a fourth COVID jabIsrael says it's the first country in the world to rollout a fourth COVID jab

Israel says it's the first country in the world to rollout a fourth COVID jab

Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that Israelis over the age of 60 and medical teams will be eligible for a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, following the recommendation of an expert panel.Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that Israelis over the age of 60 and medical teams will be eligible for a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, following the recommendation of an expert panel.
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that Israelis over the age of 60 and medical teams will be eligible for a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, following the recommendation of an expert panel.
The decision came as the state struggles to contain the spread of the Omicron variant, imposing travel and other restrictions while avoiding a domestic lockdown.
"The world will follow in our footsteps," he went on.
Earlier Tuesday, Bennett had called the country's Pandemic Expert Committee's recommendation to administer a fourth coronavirus vaccination to Israelis over 60 and medical teams "wonderful news", adding that "it will assist us in getting through the Omicron wave that is engulfing the world".
Bennett's remarks came following a meeting of the country's ministerial coronavirus cabinet which convened amid growing concern over the spread of Omicron.
Israel's "red list" includes France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, among others.
The ban comes into effect Wednesday and will remain in force for at least a week.