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Health Ministry said to weigh expanding booster doses to those over 40

An Israeli man receives a COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination drive at Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv, on the night of August 14, 2021. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
An Israeli man receives a COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination drive at Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv, on the night of August 14, 2021. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Health Ministry officials will consider in the coming days expanding its COVID vaccine booster dose campaign to those over age 40, reports Channel 12 news.

Israel rolled out third doses of the vaccine to those over age 60 on August 1, and expanded it to those older than 50 over the weekend. According to the TV network, health officials are slated to meet this week to discuss the potential of further expanding the booster shot eligibility.

More than 1 million Israelis have already received a third dose of the vaccine, and initial results show new infections among those over 60 tapering off, Channel 12 reports.

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