Israeli Magen David Adom medical service emergency personnel will receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Holon on August 24, 2021.
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Israel and Bahrain want qualified residents to take Covid booster shots. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing your fully vaccinated status and the associated privileges.
In Israel, vaccinated people are given a so-called “green pass” that allows them to enter hotels, restaurants and many other indoor venues.
People who have recovered from Covid-19 can also issue a Green Pass under a different set of guidelines.
As of October 3, Israel has shortened the validity of the Green Pass. According to government recommendations, the pass expires six months after a person receives a second dose.
A third shot should be given at least one week after the booster before issuing a new Green Pass. The pass expires 6 months after the third dose. It is unclear if more boosters will be needed in the future to be considered fully vaccinated.
An estimated 2 million people could lose their green pass in protests over new policies in Israel, according to the Associated Press.
Split with booster
Bahrain has different standards for each vaccine offered. However, most people over the age of 18 are eligible for a booster shot 6 months after the second dose.
From July 1st to October 1st, 52% of infected people did not have boost immunization, according to Kingdom data. By comparison, 3% of the confirmed cases were those who received the third dose.
“Therefore, it’s clear that booster shots boost immunity,” a government news release said.
— — CNBC’s Berkeley Lovelace Jr., Rich Mendez, Natasha Turak, and Robert Towey contributed to this report.
People in Bahrain, Israel lose vaccination status without boosters
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