The third shot of the coronavirus vaccine is being given to the citizens of Israel to mitigate the upcoming effect of the spread of the Delta variant in Israel. Israeli President Isaac Herzog had also received the third shot of the COVID-19 on Friday.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog, who is 60 years old, received an additional third vaccine dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech. He received his doses at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv. President happily said that he was proud while launching the initiative of booster vaccination, which would be vital to enable normal circumstances of life as much as possible in the challenging time of the pandemic.
While the president was being accompanied by the newly elected prime minister of Israel, Neftali Bennett, who urged the citizens of the country to have the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to put their contribution in fighting against the Delta variant.
Israel is a leading nation during this time of pandemic while announcing the country to have a third dose for older people of the age of 60 and above. The fight against the COVID pandemic has been a global fight. The only way they could defeat COVID is by having a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Israel has become a world leader in the vaccination rollout, and approximately 57% of the 9.3 million population has been fully vaccinated. Many seniors got their first shots in December, January and February as they were regarded as the most vulnerable sector of the population.
Additionally, Globally, Israel is among the nations which have been successful in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. More than half of the Israeli population has been partially or fully vaccinated against the deadly virus, which is the fastest COVID-19 vaccination drive carried out.
The Israeli government, earlier last month, reintroduced a requirement to wear masks indoors following a spike in coronavirus cases.