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Bennett cheers approval of COVID boosters for all: ‘A privilege no other country has’

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett receives his third COVID-19 vaccine shot at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, on August 20, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett receives his third COVID-19 vaccine shot at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, on August 20, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett hails the Health Ministry’s approval of COVID-19 booster shots for anyone eligible to be vaccinated.

“This is a privilege that no other country has,” Bennett says in a statement. “Israel is the only country in the world that did this.”

The premier calls on anyone over 12 who can get a third vaccine dose to do so, noting there has been a slowdown in the increase in serious morbidity since Israel first began administering boosters.

“Whoever is still not vaccinated at all must do so immediately,” he says, calling vaccination the best way to protect “health and livelihoods.”

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