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Bennett says government ‘very close’ to approving COVID booster

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Social Equality Minister Meirav Cohen (L) and Labor and Welfare Minister Meir Cohen (R) visit a retirement home in Jerusalem, July 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Social Equality Minister Meirav Cohen (L) and Labor and Welfare Minister Meir Cohen (R) visit a retirement home in Jerusalem, July 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

During a visit to a retirement home in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett signals Israel could soon approve a third COVID booster shot.

“We’re on top of it, we’re very close. The less we talk about it, the greater chance it’ll happen. It’s on me,” says Bennett.

The prime minister did not specify which populations would receive the booster, but recent Hebrew media reports have indicated the high-level government discussions on approving the third shot have focused on administering it to the elderly.

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