In the lack of vaccines across many nations around the world, Israel is preparing to offer the fourth dose of vaccine of the vaccine to citizens. Israeli officials announced they would give the 4th dose vaccine would only be administered to health professionals and those older than 60. According to reports, following the death of the first victim from Omicron, the Israeli government took this decision due to the increased risk. Israel has been the first nation around the globe to begin providing booster doses of the Covid vaccine.
Israel announced the most prestigious medical experts suggested taking the 4th dose of vaccine to guard against Covid-19. The committee recommended that people be qualified to receive the fourth dose after four months after taking the previous dose. A majority of the population in Israel was vaccinated by BioNTech/Pfizer.
Israeli PM Naftali Bennett praised the move. The Israeli Prime Minister described it as a great thing and a great opportunity, Bennett said it will assist us in battling the waves of Omicron that are taking over the globe. To date over 341 instances from Omicron have been identified in Israel. The day before the first case of death from Omicron was recorded in Israel.
The World Health Organization has consistently expressed its displeasure with the uneven coverage of vaccinations. There are many countries around the world in which only a tiny portion has received both doses of vaccines to fight the menace of the corona. This also includes India’s neighbors’ nations Nepal in addition to Bangladesh. In Nepal the country, only 30 percent of the people are receiving both doses of the drug In Bangladesh this number is 27 percent.
An Israeli hospital handed out the fourth dose of COVID-19 to a group of trialists on Monday, as the nation is weighing approving a plan that will help vulnerable populations deal with the rising number of infections caused by an Omicron variant. A panel of experts in the ministry of health this week recommended Israel be the first nation to offer the fourth dose of vaccine, also referred to as a booster for people who are over 60, patients with weak immune systems, and medical professionals.
According to figures from the ministry, the ministry estimates that 63 percent of Israel’s 9.4 million people have received the two initial vaccines. Around 45% of them have had a 3rd dose or booster shot. Around 22,000 reported or probable Omicron patients have already been identified. Israel was the first country to introduce early vaccinations one year ago and was the first nation to experience an increase in immunity over time. An outcome that was triggered by a complete booster program.
The move into Israel as an early leader in COVID vaccination is seen as part of the global effort of the government to combat the fast-expanding Omicron variant that has been causing new infections across the United States, Europe, and in other regions, record numbers of cases. Some studies show Omicron infections are less serious than the ones caused by other types of infections However, the increase has already strained health systems and experts warn that it could cause numerous deaths.