KHN.org —————-By Staff —————-Fri., July 30, 2021
Israel is one of the first countries in the world to make such a move, CNN says. Those who want the booster shot will need to show they received their second dose of the vaccine at least five months ago.
CNN: People over 60 will need to show they received their second dose of the vaccine at least five months ago. Thursday’s announcement follows a strong recommendation from the government-appointed team of experts on the pandemic to offer older adults a third dose.
The experts’ advice, which came overnight on Wednesday, was based on data suggesting significant waning immunity from infection over time. (Tal, Howard and Carey, 7/30)