The latest directives for Omicron. Over-sixties to get a booster-booster shot.
Announced Sunday night, the Ministry of Health has officially recommended a 4th dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for all people over the age of 60, in Israel.
The MOH also urges all who are still unvaccinated, against Covid-19, to get vaccinated, and those who have not gotten their second or third doses to get their jab now.
The MOH also urges parents not to delay and get their children, over the age 5, vaccinated as soon as possible. Achieving immunity in children takes more time.
Omicron, presents much milder symptoms but the infection rate is much higher – numbers double within days. Israel could reach a peak of 50,000 new cases within a very short while.
Queues at testing stations are long and a review of who will require a test and who will be required to self-isolate is being addressed.
Corona in Israel – Sunday, 2 January 2022
4,208 new cases
33,909 active cases
114 in serious condition
6,573,948 people have received their 1st vaccination
5,927,857 people have received their 2nd vaccination
4,259,939 people have received their 3rd vaccination
8,244 deaths since the onset of Covid-19
In the last 7 days
753,462 tests have been carried out
26,869 tested positive
4.57% average positivity rate
According to the MOH Covid-19 dashboard, Maale Adumin, tops the red-list, with a 9.6% positivity rate and 275.6 cases per 10,000 people.