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Israel Mulls Shortening Vaccine Passport Validity to 6 Months for Those Who Don’t Get a ‘Booster’

Israeli health officials said that eligibility for a third vaccine might soon be open to all those over 30 and then to everyone, and the validity of the Green Pass – currently set to expire at the end of the year – might be shortened to six months after the second shot for those who don’t receive a booster.

Israel began mass vaccinating citizens over 60 with a booster on July 30, and since then 1.52 million people have received the third shot. All individuals over age 40 who have been fully inoculated for at least five months have been eligible for the jab since Friday.

In total, 5.9 million Israelis have received at least the first shot – around 58.5% of its population – with 1.08 million eligible individuals having chosen not to be vaccinated.

Of those who have not gotten vaccinated, 16% live in haredi (ultra-Orthodox) cities, 32% in Arab cities, and 53% in mixed cities (and also include residents that identify with the haredi or Arab sector).

The government is also pushing to get Israeli students inoculated as they return to school.

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