Health Ministry chief okays 4th shot for immunocompromised individuals

Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash says he has decided to approve a fourth shot of coronavirus vaccines for immunocompromised individuals amid the spread of the Omicron variant, “due to concerns that they are more vulnerable.”

Last week a panel of health experts approved, but Ash chose not to sign off on, the introduction of a fourth dose for Israelis over 60 and others at risk.

Ash says the panel’s approval meant he can decide when he sees fit to allow vaccination with the fourth shot.

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