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Top health official: Get the vaccine, it’s ‘the best solution’ to COVID

Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash speaks during a press briefing on July 25, 2021. (Screen capture: Facebook)
Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash speaks during a press briefing on July 25, 2021. (Screen capture: Facebook)

Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash urges all those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 to do so, saying it is “the best solution” to deal with the coronavirus.

“The vaccine is safe, effective and it is very important to get vaccinated to reduce morbidity,” he says during a press briefing.

Referring to the decision to reimpose the “Green Pass” denying the unvaccinated entry to some venues unless they present a negative test result, Ash says the measure is being taken now to prevent the need for more stringent restrictions later.

He warns Israelis planning to fly overseas to take into account that entry restrictions into the country could change while they’re abroadץ

Ash is also asked about the possibility of recommending a third vaccine dose, saying he hopes a decision will be reached soon.

“We have been examining this matter for a while already… We are in advanced stages of processing the data to reach a conclusion, which is likely that there is a decline in the effectiveness of vaccines,” he says.

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