Health minister: Israelis may be asked to take 4th shot of vaccine at some point

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz says it is possible Israelis will be asked to take a fourth shot of the COVID vaccine at some point.

Speaking at the Israel Hayom conference, Horowitz says “it could be” that Israel will at some point approve a fourth dose for the general population, but adds: “I don’t know yet. If we see that the vaccine’s efficacy drops after a certain amount of time, even after the booster, we could recommend a fourth dose — it’s possible.”

Horowitz notes that there are vaccines — like the flu shot — that are administered annually. “We will make decisions based on medical need,” he adds.

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