Israel Demands COVID-19 Booster Injections for Stricter ‘Green Pass’ – .

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Israel Demands COVID-19 Booster Injections for Stricter ‘Green Pass’ – .


Israeli Izhak Mesfin, 44, receives third injection of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as country launches booster shots for those over 30, in Rishon Lezion, Israel on August 24 2021. REUTERS / Nir Elias

JERUSALEM, October 3 (Reuters) – Israel on Sunday pressured its vaccinated citizens to receive a booster by making only those who received their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine eligible for a ‘green pass’ allowing entry in restaurants, gyms and many other places.

Israel was one of the first to adopt the Pfizer / BioNtech booster shots – giving them to members of risk groups in July and late August to anyone over the age of 12. His campaign is being watched closely by other countries.

The new green pass is issued to those who received three shots or recently recovered from COVID-19, replacing a previous system that only required two shots. It is raising the bar for what the government considers full immunization.

Starting Tuesday, store owners or event planners will need to scan a customer’s digital barcode before allowing entry. There will be some exemptions, such as museums and libraries.

About 37% of Israel’s 9.4 million people have received a recall. The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in serious condition has declined in recent days, as has the number of confirmed daily cases, which has fallen to less than 4,000 after surpassing 10,000 last month.

Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch Editing by Peter Graff

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