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Health Ministry said expected to make COVID boosters available to everyone 12 and older

A Magen David Adom paramedic administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to an Israeli man, on August 24, 2021, in the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
A Magen David Adom paramedic administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to an Israeli man, on August 24, 2021, in the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

The Health Ministry is expected to approve COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for all Israelis over the age of 12 next week, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

The shots will be available to anyone five months after receiving their second vaccine dose. Last week, Israel expanded the booster shot campaign to people over the age of 30.

The report also says that the Health Ministry is considering easing quarantine rules for those who’ve received a booster shot, once more Israelis have been administered a third dose.

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