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Israel to offer third Pfizer vaccine to vulnerable adults following rise in Covid-19 cases

Israel has announced the country will begin administering a third Pfizer vaccination to adults with weak immune systems.

The Delta variant has caused Covid-19 cases in Israel to rise in recent months.

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Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz has said that adults with weaker immune systems will be offered a booster Pfizer vaccine effective immediately.

Pfizer/BioNTech announced this week that they will seek authorisation of a booster vaccine in Europe and the US.

The companies noted an increased risk of infection after six months of full vaccination for the booster shot.

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Israel is currently deciding whether to offer a booster vaccine to the general public.

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