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Report: Most members of Israel's vaccine 'expert committee' are not doctors

According to report, 48 out of 90 are not doctors. 16 of these lack relevant clinical experience, 26 security officials remain undisclosed.

Report: Most members of Israel vax 'expert cmte' not doctors

New research shows booster dose highly effective for cancer patients

Tel Aviv hospital examines immunogenicity and safety of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster in actively treated cancer patients.

New research: Booster dose highly effective for cancer patients

COVID booster shots to be given after 3 months instead of 6

Health Ministry halves time between 2nd and 3rd doses of COVID vaccine.

COVID booster shots to be given after 3 months instead of 6

Orthodox nurses publish 140-page vaccine information pamphlet

Fighting anti-vaxxers among Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jews, nurses write a 140-page rebuttal.

Orthodox nurses publish 140-page vaccine info pamphlet

Omicron measures, a test of rationality

The govermental reactions to the Omicron variant are a 'nisayon haseikhel' - a test of rationality. We need much more information. Op-ed.

Omicron measures, a test of rationality

AstraZeneca to produce vaccine for Omicron

Oxford university and AstraZeneca begin work on Omicron-targeted version of their coronavirus vaccine.

AstraZeneca to produce vaccine for Omicron

Bennett proposes denying entry to classes for unvaccinated kids

The Ministry of Education and other MKs oppose the proposal. Parental leadership: "A proposal that is a disgrace to decision-makers."

Bennett proposes denying entry to classes for unvaccinated kids

Data shows Moderna booster shot works against omicron

Data shows Moderna booster shot increases neutralizing antibodies against the omicron variant.

Data shows Moderna booster shot works against omicron

Moderna's chief medical officer: 'Omicron poses a real threat'

Dr. Burton warns of "situation where individuals will become co-infected" with both Delta & Omicron, leading to more mutations emerging.

Moderna chief medic: 'Omicron poses a real threat'

Anti-vaxxers threaten elderly rabbi and his family

Anti-vaxxers are harassing those close to Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky with hate mail, telephone harassment, and letters bearing outright threats.

Anti-vaxxers threaten elderly rabbi and his family

US Air Force discharges 27 service members who refused vaccine

The Pentagon announced in August it would require service members to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

US discharges 27 service members who refused vaccine

Former Health Ministry Director-General: Israel must force people to get vaccinated

'Unvaccinated people should be forced to stay at home, make situation so hard for them they have no choice but to get vaccinated.'

Ex-Health Min. chief: Israel must force people to get vaccinated

Just 10% of young children in Israel have received COVID vaccine

Latest children's vaccination campaign a failure? Few parents vaccinating their kids for COVID, with lowest numbers in haredi, Arab sectors.

Just 10% of young children in Israel have received COVID vaccine

Leader of Belz Hasidic sect urges teachers in new Brooklyn yeshiva to get vaccinated

Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, leader of the Belz Hasidic sect in Israel, urges teachers at new Belz school in Borough Park to get vaccinated.

Hasidic leader urges teachers in Brooklyn yeshiva to get vaccine

Watch: Google Assistant sings 'the vaccine song'

Google Assistant app sings song celebrating vaccines when asked for a song.

Watch: Google Assistant sings 'the vaccine song'player

Survey: 20% of 5-to-11-year-olds reported vaccine side effects

Maccabi Healthcare Services survey: 20% of vaccinated children suffered side effects, most often weakness, fatigue or headaches.

Survey: 20% of 5-to-11-year-olds reported vaccine side effects

Booster shot reduces risk of death by 90 percent

Study conducted on people aged 50 and older finds that third dose of Pfizer vaccine reduces the risk of COVID-related death by 90 percent.

Booster shot reduces risk of death by 90 percent

Rabbi Benzion Mutzafi: The government is untrustworthy, but vaccines are a must

Senior haredi rabbi calls PM 'a liar', says government untrustworthy, but adds vaccines are obligatory regardless.

Haredi Rabbi: Bennett is a liar - but get vaccinated regardless

Israeli Health Ministry begins deliberations on 4th COVID shot

Second Booster: As more cases of Omicron variant discovered across Israel, Health Ministry weighs additional jab.

Israeli Health Ministry begins deliberations on 4th COVID shot

Pfizer CEO: Israel is a beacon of hope in this pandemic

Albert Bourla talks about his good relations with Netanyahu and Bennett and answers parents who are worried over the COVID vaccine.

Pfizer CEO: Israel is a beacon of hope in this pandemic

Anti-vaccine group places unapproved ads at New York bus stop

An anti-vaccine ad by an Orthodox group briefly took over a Crown Heights bus stop.

Anti-vaccine group places unapproved ads at New York bus stop

Coronavirus czar: 'We need to examine all the options - including mandatory vaccination'

'Israel's approach is more understanding - and that comes with a price,' coronavirus czar Prof. Salman Zarka says.

'We need to examine all options - including mandatory vaccines'

Federal judge blocks Biden's vaccine mandate

Federal judge in Louisiana issues nationwide preliminary injunction against Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.

Federal judge blocks Biden's vaccine mandate

Stocks plunge following Moderna CEO's gloomy predictions

Stéphane Bancel stressed risks involved in switching production to Omicron-focused vaccine, suggested booster doses were a better option.

Stocks plunge following Moderna CEO's gloomy predictions

Pfizer CEO: New vaccine against Omicron variant could be ready in 100 days

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says original vaccine likely still effective against new COVID variant, but will develop new vaccine just in case.

New vaccine against Omicron variant could be ready in 100 days

Is 'vaccine apartheid' responsible for Omicron?

In an unvaccinated population, COVID can spread unchecked and mutate faster. 3.5 billion people have yet to receive a vaccine shot.

Is 'vaccine apartheid' responsible for Omicron?

COVID Czar Salman Zarka: We're in control of the situation

Seven cases of Omicron variant confirmed in Israel. "We only have limited information on new variant; vaccine remains useful," Zarka says.

COVID Czar: We're in control of the situation

Anti-vaxxer will pay professor 42,000 NIS

Woman who verbally attacked director of Sheba Medical Center's infectious diseases department to pay compensation. 'Violence has a price.'

Anti-vaxxer will pay professor 42,000 NIS

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: 'Vaccinate your children against COVID-19'

After meeting senior doctors, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, leading Lithuanian-haredi rabbi, tells parents to vaccinate children against COVID-19.

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: 'Vaccinate children against COVID-19'

Leading Doctor: COVID infects the brain, vaccinate your children

Dr. Meir Preis, director of the Institute of Hematology at Carmel Medical Center, calls on parents not to listen to 'charlatans and liars.'

Leading Doctor: COVID infects the brain, vaccinate your children

Pfizer says vaccine is 100% effective in protecting adolescents

Pfizer says results of long-term trial of COVID-19 vaccine found it is 100 percent effective in protecting 12-to-15-year-olds.

Pfizer: Vaccine is 100% effective in protecting adolescents

Feiglin: Health officials lied through their teeth

Former MK recounts to Avi Abelow his experience at Knesset Health Committee hearing on COVID shot for children.

Feiglin: Health officials lied through their teeth

Austria: Tens of thousands march to protest lockdown, vaccine mandate

Nearly 40,000 demonstrators march in Vienna to protest Austrian government's new COVID lockdown, plans to impose vaccine mandate.

Austria: Tens of thousands march against lockdown, vax mandateplayer

Israel's vaccine committee endorses COVID jabs for children 5-11, boosters for teens

Health Ministry committee recommends COVID vaccine for children 5-11 and offering booster shots to kids 12-15.

Israel's vax committee endorses COVID jabs for children 5-11

First shipment of COVID-19 vaccines for children lands in Israel

Approximately one million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech children's coronavirus vaccine arrive in Israel ahead of Tuesday rollout.

First shipment of COVID-19 vaccines for children lands in Israel

FDA authorizes Covid-19 boosters for all adults

The FDA has authorized Pfizer and Moderna's Covid-19 boosters for all adults over 18-years old.

FDA authorizes Covid-19 boosters for all adults

Austria returns to full nationwide COVID lockdown, make vaccines mandatory

Days after imposing lockdown on the unvaccinated, Austria to lockdown entire population, including fully vaccinated.

Austria returns to total nationwide lockdown, vaccine mandate

FDA asks for 55 years to release data on Pfizer's COVID vaccine

The FDA promised "full transparency" due to "tremendous public interest" in a drug that it approved after just 108 days of study.

FDA asks for 55 years to release data on Pfizer's COVID vaccine

FDA report finds all-cause mortality higher among vaccinated

FDA report shows Pfizer's clinical trials found 24% higher all-cause mortality rate among the vaccinated compared to placebo group.

Pfizer Tests: All-cause mortality higher among the vaccinated

Pfizer rep to FDA: New vaccine formulation was not tested, clinical studies 'not required'

Pfizer rep tells FDA panel that characteristics of new vax formulation to be used on children are 'expected to be the same' as before.

Pfizer rep to FDA: New vaccine formulation was not testedplayer