Israel 3rd ‘booster’ COVID shot for older adults

Israel 3rd ‘booster’ COVID shot for older adults

[Ed. – One will probably be released here in U.S. as well. If the ‘scientists’ have learned anything about controlling a pandemic, they, too, will start with the elderly population.]

Experts advising the Health Ministry have recommended that older people receive a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, though they disagree on whether the cohort should start at 60 years old, 65 or 70.

Some of the data presented at a discussion Wednesday suggested that the vaccine’s effectiveness in preventing severe symptoms among 60-year-olds and above has dropped to 81 percent from 97 percent in January.

While most panel members favored a booster shot for anyone 60 or older, others suggested that the bar be raised to 65 or 70. The Health Ministry’s director general, Nachman Ash, will make the final decision.

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will meet the health minister and other experts on Thursday to discuss the health or economic implications of the said move, a statement by the prime minister’s office reads.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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