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Professor Salman Zarqa urged Israelis to prepare for winter by getting vaccinated against the flu and the new Omicron strain.
Jerusalem Post reports.< br />
'The increase in R, a measure of how badly a virus is spreading, is down from last week. We are monitoring this. The more protected the population, the lower the risk of a new wave of COVID-19 and the lower the risk of hospitalization in case of death,” the professor said.
As noted, the Ministry of Health has purchased a sufficient amount of the new Pfizer booster vaccine for all ages over 12, whether young or old, healthy or chronically ill.
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