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Health Ministry to weigh expanding booster doses to those 40 and up

People receive their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Modiin on August 15, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)
People receive their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Modiin on August 15, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)

The Health Ministry’s vaccination committee is slated to meet tomorrow and issue a ruling on whether to expand the COVID vaccine booster dose campaign to those age 40 and over.

Israel began offering third doses of the vaccine to those 60 and up on August 1, and expanded it to those 50 and up over the weekend.

So far, close to 1.2 million Israelis have received a third dose of the vaccine, including 70% of those between the ages of 70 and 79, 53% of those from 60 to 69 and 22% of those from 50 to 59.

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