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Bennett announces approval of 4th vaccine doses for people over 60, medical workers

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks during a press conference about the Omicron variant of coronavirus, January 2, 2021. (Screen capture/YouTube)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks during a press conference about the Omicron variant of coronavirus, January 2, 2021. (Screen capture/YouTube)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says the director-general of the Health Ministry has approved granting a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine to Israelis over 60 and medical workers.

Bennett makes the announcement during a press conference on the current COVID-19 outbreak being fueled by the Omicron variant.

He also predicts new infections could peak at over 50,000 a day during the current wave of morbidity.

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