Payam Javan: Israel is preparing to roll out a fourth dose in its Covid vaccination series as there seems to be no such thing as “fully vaccinated” for Covid-19, one of the highest-vaccinated countries in the world is finding out.
“Israel is set to begin preparations to administer fourth doses of the coronavirus vaccines as the country deals with soaring cases despite its trail-blazing roll-out of jabs,” the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.
“The country’s national coronavirus czar Salman Zarka said the country needs to prepare for a fourth injection, which could be modified to better protect against new variants of the virus.”
“Given that that the virus is here and will continue to be here, we also need to prepare for a fourth injection,” Zarka said on Kan public radio. ‘This is our life from now on, in waves,” he added.
“Thinking about this and the waning of the vaccines and the antibodies, it seems every few months — it could be once a year or five or six months — we’ll need another shot,” he said earlier.
despite Isreal being a relatively high-vaccinated nation, it’s currently amid a surge in Covid infections during a ‘fourth wave‘. According to a research group from Oxford University reported, although more than 60% of the population is “fully vaccinated” it is now leading the world in daily new confirmed cases per million.
Israel’s Health Ministry has announced that vaccine passports will expire 6 months after an individual’s 2nd or 3rd shot.