Report: Israelis aged 45+ could start getting COVID booster shots in coming days

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has ordered that COVID-19 booster shots start being given to Israelis aged 45 and up in the coming days, Channel 13 news reports.

Currently, the third vaccine doses are being given to those aged 60 and up.

The network says Bennett is in talks with health officials aimed at implementing the move as early as this coming Sunday. Some professionals are said to have thus far objected to the move.

The report adds that data so far has proven that the booster shots are safe, although it is too early to determine their effectiveness.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed