Israel to offer fourth dose of vaccine to over-60s

According to a health ministry experts panel -- whose findings have yet to be approved and implemented -- the fourth dose will be available to people older than 60 or with compromised immune systems, and to health workers at least four months after receiving their third.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who has sought to drum up higher Israeli turnout for vaccines, welcomed the panel's statement as "great news that will help us overcome the Omicron wave that is spreading around the world."

The panel further recommended that the time allotted between second and third shots be reduced to three months from five.

To be put into effect, the recommendations must be approved by the Health Ministry Director-General, Nachman Ash. The ministry did not say when that might happen.

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