This month Israel will present COVID-19 booster shot data to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The data will be presented from an extensive rollout of the vaccine. This data will accompany White House plans to begin a booster drive in the United States.
The head of the Public Health at Israel’s Health Ministry Sharon Alroy-Preis said that the ministry had been asked by the United States FDA to brief its advisors in a meeting on September 17. The discussion on the third booster shot of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine will be considered in the virtual session along with other matters. The head said that they were asked to come and present Israel’s experience and their data so that they can truly help the whole world to learn.
The nation started offering Pfizer COVID-19 booster to young people 12 years and above in a campaign that began a week ago. So far 2.6 million people have been vaccinated with three doses of the Pfizer vaccine in Israel, out of 9.3 million population. The vaccine drive in Israel has slowed down due to a surge in coronavirus infection of the new Delta variant.