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Israel to offer third coronavirus vaccine dose to people over 60

panorama.am07/31st/2021, 2:42

Israel to offer third coronavirus vaccine dose to people over 60

Israel's Prime Minister has announced a program to roll out a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine to people over the age of 60, becoming one of the first countries in the world to make such a move, CNN reports.

People over 60 will need to show they received their second dose of the vaccine at least five months ago.

Thursday's announcement follows a strong recommendation from the government-appointed team of experts on the pandemic to offer older adults a third dose. The experts' advice, which came overnight on Wednesday, was based on data suggesting significant waning immunity from infection over time.

Some of the data considered by the health ministry comes from research on the "justification, safety and efficacy" of a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for hemodialysis patients that was posted as a pre-print paper earlier this month.

The research found that about two-thirds of hemodialysis pa...

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