Israel – Some 600,000 get third vaccine, less than 50 reports of side effects


Some 600,000 Israelis over the age of 60 have received a third COVID-19 shot as of Monday out of a population of 1.6 million, the Health Ministry reported.

As of Monday night, with more than 600,000 people vaccinated for the third time, there were fewer than 50 reported cases of side effects, and all were considered to be mild, the Health Ministry reported.

Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz met with healthcare providers to discuss accelerating the pace of vaccination.