Got the shot?
Got the second shot?
Got the booster?
How about a new booster every six months for the rest of your life?
That’s what they want to do in Israel.
I can’t believe the Israelites are going so deep with the vaccine….you’d think they of all people would be cautious and skeptical but they’re jumping in with both feet.
Check this out:
Israel's Health Ministry has announced that vaccine passports will expire 6 months after an individual's 2nd or 3rd dose.
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) September 4, 2021
So if you thought you had obtained your VaxxPass, think again!
If you miss a booster (for the rest of your life) you’ll suddenly be deactivated.
Business Insider confirmed the details:
Israel said its vaccine pass, which grants access to nonessential venues like restaurants and bars, now expires six months after the second dose of vaccine.
Getting a booster shot five months after the second dose resets the clock and extends eligibility for the so-called “green pass” by another six months, Israel’s health ministry announced on Sunday.
The news comes as Israel rolls out boosters to most of its population. On Sunday, Israel’s health minister granted access to a third shot to all those over the age of 12 who received a second shot at least five months prior, the Times of Israel reported.
“From today, the third dose is available to everyone,” said Israeli Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash on Sunday, the Times of Israel reported.
The pass is also valid within six months of recovery from COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status.
It is required to gain access to a number of nonessential venues such as bars and restaurants, The Wall Street Journal previously reported.
The pass applies to anyone over the age of three. Children who aren’t eligible for the vaccine can prove their COVID-19 status using a free antigenic test, per Israel’s health ministry guidance.
Vaccines remain highly protective against severe disease and death. But data suggests their efficacy against infection is waning over time, prompting Israel to roll out boosters in an effort to curb rising cases in the country.
And from the Vision Times:
Israel’s vaccine passport QR-code system, Green Pass, will now expire six months after the second injection is received, making a third, and possibly fourth, booster shot effectively mandatory to continue participation in Israel’s mainstream society.
On Aug. 29, Israeli health officials announced at a press conference that effective Oct. 1, fully vaccinated Green Pass validation status would expire six months after the second dose is received, according to news website Arutz Sheva.
Nachman Ash, Director General of Israel’s Health Ministry, also announced the age limit to receive the third injection had been reduced to 12. When Israel’s booster distribution was announced on Aug. 1, the age minimum was 60 and halved to 30 during the week of Aug. 23.
Additionally, citizens returning from overseas travel who have accepted a third injection will be required to quarantine for only 24 hours after arrival. Those who only have two doses are no longer considered fully vaccinated and will be sequestered for 7 days.
On Aug. 24, Haaretz reported Health Minister Nitan Horowitz as saying in comments given on Channel 13 Television, “This is simply because, in terms of its effectiveness, the vaccine is valid only for a period of five or six months.”
“After about half a year, you have to get a third dose. Otherwise, the vaccine loses its power.”
Horowitz continued, “The Green Pass testifies that a person is safe in a certain way…So the moment we know that the vaccine loses its effectiveness after a certain period, there’s no justification for giving a green pass to someone who hasn’t gotten another dose.”
The Minister was paraphrased as saying “the booster will become a requirement for a Green Pass only when the shot is available to everyone aged 12 and older.” At the time of his comments, the age limit was still 30.
According to Times of Israel, when Horowitz was questioned at the Aug. 29 press conference about whether a fourth dose would be required in the future to maintain vaccine passport status, he simply replied, “It is too early to speak about the end of the fourth wave.”
The Times also reported that Professor Eran Segal, a “top coronavirus advisor to the government” told Army Radio on Aug. 28 that the entire country needed to take the third injection, “From the moment that we understood the vaccine is fading, the right thing to do is to give a third dose to the entire population that got vaccinated five months or more ago.”
Yet in early August, Dr. Kobi Haviv, Medical Director of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, the Capital’s third largest hospital, self-described as “Israel’s foremost center for geriatric, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care, treatment and research,” told Channel 13 that 95 percent of severely ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients were vaccinated individuals.