Israel's COVID booster shot campaign loses steam as pandemic abates

Yaron Druckman |
Published: 10.12.21, 21:11
The Health Ministry reported Tuesday evening that Israel's COVID-19 vaccine booster shot campaign seemed to lose momentum as the country's coronavirus outbreak continued to abate.
Ministry data show that just 5,903 Israelis have received their third coronavirus vaccine dose since midnight and only 43,783 did so since Sunday. For comparison, 161,892 Israelis, almost fourfold more, got their supplementary jab from Sunday through Tuesday last week.
Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in serious condition dropped to 413 — the lowest such figure recorded since August 10 — 77% of which were unvaccinated and 177 of them were connected to ventilators.