Israeli study: 3rd vax helps against Omicron

Researchers at Sheba Medical Center and the Health Ministry's Central Virology Laboratory announced that all 3 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine provides critical protection against the new coronavirus strain. By…

Israel bans entry due to Omicron variant

Becoming the first country to completely seal its borders in response to the new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant, Israel has barred all non-citizens for 2 weeks. By Erin…

Israel, UAE sign ‘green’ travel deal

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have signed a "green corridor" agreement to allow the free entry of passengers vaccinated against the coronavirus to travel between their two nations. By…

Israel to welcome vaccinated visitors

Individual tourists who are innoculated against the coronavirus will be able to enter Israel starting 1 November according to a government decision.   By Erin Viner Israel's borders have largely…

FDA to get Israeli 3rd vax data

Israel remains far ahead of the rest of the world in its proactive vaccination drive against the coronavirus. By Erin Viner At least 2.6 million people out of a population…

Pfizer: Vaccine works against Delta strain

Data shows that the efficacy of the Pfizer Inc. /BioNTech SE coronavirus vaccine is about 90% successful against contagion of the Delta variant (from India), while providing around 95% protection from…

Delta variant reaches Israel

Israel is now recommending that all 12-15 year-olds be vaccinated against COVID-19, citing new outbreaks attributed to the more infectious Delta variant. Israel expanded vaccine eligibility to include adolescents last…