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Bennett: FDA ‘decided to follow in Israel’s path’ on COVID booster shots

A health worker prepares a Covid-19 vaccine in Jerusalem, on August 24, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
A health worker prepares a Covid-19 vaccine in Jerusalem, on August 24, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

In his first public comments on a FDA panel’s decision to only approve booster shots of Pfizer’s coronavirus for older Americans and others who are considered to be high-risk, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett predicts the US will gradually begin to offer extra doses of the vaccine.

“The FDA decided to follow in Israel’s path,” he asserts on Twitter.

All Israelis over 12 are currently eligible to receive a booster shot once 5 months have passed since their second dose, and Israeli researchers presented data to the panel showing the waning effectiveness of Pfizer’s vaccine over time.

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