The country’s top health official said on Sunday that Israel is preparing to ensure that it has a sufficient vaccine supply in case a fourth round of Covid-19 shots is required.
Bloomberg News reports that Israel is considering a fourth round of coronavirus vaccines, citing an interview with a health ministry official conducted by a local radio station. “We don’t know when it will happen; I hope very much that it won’t be within six months, like this time, and that the third dose will last for longer,” According to the report, Health Ministry Director General Nachman Ash stated in an interview with Radio 103FM. Pfizer and BioNTech, are the most commonly used vaccines in Israel, but Moderna, is also used. The United States and the United Kingdom are planning booster shots, while Europe is still undecided, as the World Health Organization has called for a pause to allow poorer countries to receive their first immunizations.