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COVID: Israel gives third injection to immunocompromised patients starting today vandaag

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Immunocompromised patients in Israel will be able to receive a third injection of the Pfizer vaccine starting today, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said Sunday.

Speaking to KAN, Radio Horowitz said the health care providers will determine who the eligible patients are. The opportunity is available to those who find themselves in specific circumstances, for example those who have had an organ transplant.

Meanwhile, Israel continues to record a large number of daily cases. If there were about 10-20 new virus carriers per day at the beginning of June, today we are talking about several hundred. Most days last week, Israel registered more than 500 cases. On Saturday, 261 new virus carriers were identified, but with a significantly lower number of tests – some 50,000 compared to more than 70,000.

The number of active cases, which had fallen to less than 200 a few weeks ago, currently stands at over 4,100.

At the same time, the increase in serious morbidity has been minimal. Saturday evening there were 44 serious patients. In April, with a similar number of active cases, they were over 260.

In the interview with KAN, Horowitz also said that Israel expects a response from Pfizer in the coming days about the request to postpone the next batch of vaccines.

The current supply will expire on July 31 and for this reason, persons under 18 will not be able to receive a first injection until new Pfizer vaccines arrive – three weeks are believed to elapse between the first and second injection. The country currently has about 200,000 doses of Moderna, which are only allowed for adults.

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