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Health Ministry announces COVID booster shots now available to all vaccine eligible

A woman receives her third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a Clalit Health Services clinic in Jerusalem, August 29, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
A woman receives her third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a Clalit Health Services clinic in Jerusalem, August 29, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash announces that COVID-19 booster shots will now be offered to all Israelis eligible to receive the vaccine.

“From today the third dose is available to everyone,” Ash says at a press conference.

The boosters will be available to anyone 12 and older, provided five months have passed since getting a second dose.

The Health Ministry says those who get a booster shot will only have to quarantine for 24 hours after returning from abroad or upon receiving a negative coronavirus test result, rather than a full week.

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