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Minister says at-risk Israelis can get COVID booster; HMOs unaware of plan

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Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said that COVID booster shots are now available to at-risk adults — but transplant recipients and others trying to book an appointment are being told that no such vaccines have been authorized.

“From now we’re giving a third shot to people who are immunocompromised,” Horowitz told national broadcaster Kan on Sunday morning, in comments that suggest Israel has overnight become the first country to be offering third vaccine doses.

The Health Ministry is evaluating whether to offer boosters to the whole population, added Horowitz.

Horowitz said the allocation of the boosters is now in the hands of health providers, and given to those deemed at risk for........

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