A paramedic from Israel’s Magen David Adam Medical Service will deliver the third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on August 24, 2021 in Holon.
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Authorized citizens of Israel and Bahrain want Covid to take an enhancing photo — and those who don’t do so could lose their fully vaccinated status and the privileges granted to it.
In Israel, vaccinated people are given a “green pass” that allows them to enter hotels, restaurants and many other indoor areas.
People treated for Covid-19 may also be given a green pass according to other guidelines.
As of October 3, Israel has shortened the validity of the green pass. According to government advice, the permit expires six months after the person takes the second dose.
The third shot should be done at least a week after the amplifier, before giving a new green pass. Six months after the third dose, this transition period ends. It is not clear that additional boosters may be needed to be considered fully vaccinated in the future.
Protests against the new policy have begun in Israel and about 2 million people could be deprived of the Green Pass, according to the Associated Press.
Divided into amplifiers
Bahrain has different criteria for each vaccine offered. However, most people over the age of 18 will be eligible for an enhancing photo six months after the second dose.
From July 1 to October 1, 52% of those infected did not receive a booster dose, according to royal data. For comparison, 3% of confirmed cases were in people who received the third dose.
“Thus, it is clear that a booster shot will boost immunity,” the government said in a statement.
– Junior Berkeley Lovelace, Rich Mendez, Natasha Turak and Robert Towey contributed to this report.