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Fauci: Unclear if yearly boosters will be needed

Fauci: Unclear if yearly boosters will be needed

Top US infectious disease expert: We've only recently boosted people, it's not clear yet if we'll need to do it every year.

Dramatic rise in number of haredi children getting vaccinated

Dramatic rise in number of haredi children getting vaccinated against COVID-19

New Health Ministry data shows 44% rise in vaccinations among haredi children.

Leading rabbi: 'Coronavirus deniers will sit with murderers'

Leading rabbi: 'Coronavirus deniers will sit with murderers'

Rabbi Benzion Mutzafi, leading Sephardic rabbi, says coronavirus deniers 'will sit with murderers in Heaven.'

AstraZeneca: Third dose increases antibody response to Omicron

AstraZeneca: Third dose increases antibody response to Omicron

New data from ongoing trial shows increased antibody response to COVID-19 variants following third dose booster with Vaxzevria.

Ohio congressman compares D.C. vaccine mandate to Nazi Germany

Ohio congressman compares D.C. vaccine mandate to Nazi Germany

Warren Davidson, Ohio GOP Congressman, posts Nazi health card in attack on DC vaccine mandate.

Politicians who won't say if they got booster are 'gutless'

Trump criticizes politicians who won't say if they received booster

Former President: The fact is that I think the vaccines saved tens of millions throughout the world.

Why has Netanyahu not yet received fourth vaccine?

Why has Netanyahu not yet received fourth vaccine?

72-year-old opposition leader has not yet received fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine nor has he made an appointment to get one.

Pfizer CEO: Vaccine for Omicron will be ready in March

Pfizer CEO: Vaccine for Omicron will be ready in March

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says the company is already manufacturing doses of its vaccine that targets Omicron variant.

Brazil's President criticizes children's vaccines

Brazil's President criticizes children's vaccines

Jair Bolsonaro criticizes country's health regulator for authorizing vaccination of children aged 5 to 11.

Herzog receives fourth vaccine dose

President Isaac Herzog receives fourth vaccine dose

President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog receive fourth vaccine dose at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center.

CDC experts recommend boosters for teens

CDC experts recommend boosters for teens

Panel of experts advising CDC votes to recommend Pfizer booster shots for 12- to 15-year-olds.

Tennis star Novak Djokovic deported from Australia

Tennis star Novak Djokovic deported from Australia

Tennis star denied entry into Australia after initially being granted medical exemption for vaccination requirements.

Bennett: 4th shot caused 5-times greater antibody responseplayer

Bennett: 4th shot caused 5-times greater antibody response

PM visits Sheba Medical Center, says results of first uses of 4th vaccine dose are very encouraging.

Top Health Ministry official receives fourth dose

Professor Nachman Ash receives fourth dose

Health Min. Director General receives fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine, says 'certain' that dose will 'help Israel manage the pandemic.'

Leading haredi rabbi: It's a 'great merit' to vaccinate children

Leading haredi rabbi: It's a 'great merit' to vaccinate children

As infection rates rise, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky calls on parents to vaccinate their children, promises that those who do can 'fear no evil.'

'COVID-19 can cause complications, effects lasting a long time'

Dr. Orly Greenfeld: 'COVID-19 can cause complications, effects lasting a long time'

'We don't want herd immunity for an illness like this, goal is to prevent infection as much as possible,' Dr. Orly Greenfeld says.

Some Covid patients are more eligible than others

Some Covid patients are more eligible than others

When is it ethical for a person to move to the head of the line for medical treatment because of his skin color? When he lives in NYS.Op-ed.

FDA approves Pfizer boosters for teens

FDA approves Pfizer boosters for teens

Children between ages of 12-15 now eligible to receive 3rd doses of COVID vaccines in US.

Health Min. okays fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose in nursing homes

Health Ministry okays fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose in nursing homes

Health Ministry approves fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those elderly who are in institutions, as well as institution employees.

'Parents, take your children to get vaccinated'

'Parents, take your children to get vaccinated'

'Policy hasn't changed, Education Min. always said to do everything to preserve school routines,' new Education Min. Director General says.

First Israeli to receive fourth dose: 'There was no question'

First Israeli to receive fourth dose: 'There was no question - I volunteered'

Prof. Yaakov (Jay) Lavi, 1st Israeli to receive experimental fourth dose, says he feels 'excellent,' explains why he volunteered to take it.

New research: Booster dose highly effective for cancer patients

New research shows booster dose highly effective for cancer patients

Tel Aviv hospital examines immunogenicity and safety of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster in actively treated cancer patients.

Minister: Mandatory vaccines? Israel isn't a fascist country

Minister: Mandatory vaccines? Israel isn't a fascist country

'The government can't force people to get vaccinated,' says Minister Ze'ev Elkin, while defending Green Pass limits on unvaccinated.

Fauci: I was stunned Trump was booed over booster shot

Fauci: I was stunned Trump was booed after revealing he got a booster shot

Top infectious disease expert was "dismayed" when Trump was booed by his supporters after revealing he had a booster shot.

White House praises Trump for getting boosterplayer

White House praises Trump for getting booster

White House press secretary says White House is “grateful” former President received a booster shot.

Orthodox nurses publish 140-page vaccine info pamphlet

Orthodox nurses publish 140-page vaccine information pamphlet

Fighting anti-vaxxers among Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jews, nurses write a 140-page rebuttal.

Israeli study: Booster increases COVID-19 antibodies by 40 times

Israeli study: Booster increases COVID-19 antibodies by 40 times

New research by Assuta Ashdod shows booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine significantly increases antibody levels in immunocompromised patients.

Trump 'surprised' after Biden thanks him

Trump 'surprised' after Biden thanks him

Former President says he is "very appreciative" and "surprised" that Biden thanked him for making vaccines available to the public.

PM Bennett: To all those eligible, go and get your 4th shot

PM Naftali Bennett: To all those eligible, go and get your 4th shot

Following epidemic taskforce's recommendation to offer another booster to vulnerable groups, PM orders preparations to be made.

NYC offers $100 cash for COVID booster recipients

NYC offers $100 cash for COVID booster recipients

Mayor de Blasio presents the plan as the way to "get through these challenging weeks and avoid lockdown."

Trump reveals he got a booster shotplayer

Trump reveals he got a booster shot

Former President reveals during event in Dallas that he received a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine.

Health Minister: We will consider fourth dose for elderly

Health Minister: We will consider fourth dose for elderly

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz says Israel could consider a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for the elderly population.

CDC panel recommends mRNA vaccines over J&J

CDC panel recommends mRNA vaccines over J&J

CDC panel votes to give preferential recommendation to vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna over Johnson & Johnson due to blood clots.

Israel to donate 1 million COVID vaccines to Africa

Israel to donate 1 million COVID vaccines to Africa

Israel to donate AstraZeneca vaccines to African countries through Covax Vaccine Distribution Mechanism.

Starting Friday: Green pass, bracelets required at malls

Starting Friday: Green pass, bracelets required at malls

PM, Health Minister agree on new regulations requiring green passes to enter malls over 10,00 square meters in size.

Anti-vaxxers threaten elderly rabbi and his family

Anti-vaxxers threaten elderly rabbi and his family

Anti-vaxxers are harassing those close to Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky with hate mail, telephone harassment, and letters bearing outright threats.

US discharges 27 service members who refused vaccine

US Air Force discharges 27 service members who refused vaccine

The Pentagon announced in August it would require service members to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

Experts decide against fourth vaccine dose

Experts decide against fourth vaccine dose

Health experts decide against recommending shorter time before booster and against fourth vaccine dose.

Survey: 20% of 5-to-11-year-olds reported vaccine side effects

Survey: 20% of 5-to-11-year-olds reported vaccine side effects

Maccabi Healthcare Services survey: 20% of vaccinated children suffered side effects, most often weakness, fatigue or headaches.

Bennett under fire for pushing restrictions on unvaccinated

Bennett slammed for pushing restrictions on unvaccinated

Hebrew University health expert says people should be convinced, not coerced, into getting vaccinated.