Israel reports first case of "Florona" disease

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Israel has recorded the first case of the “florona” disease, a double infection of COVID-19 and influenza, according to a report by Arab News on Thursday.

“#Israel records first case of #florona disease, a double infection of #COVID19 and influenza,” Arab News tweeted.

Israel’s national health providers had begun administering fourth vaccine shots against COVID-19 on Friday to individuals with compromised immune systems.

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Nachman Ash, Health Ministry’s Director-General on Saturday okayed the boosters for immuno-suppressed people due to the Omicron infection wave, so long as at least four months have passed since their third shot, Time of Israel reported.

On Friday morning Ash also approved vaccines for elderly patients at geriatric facilities.

The ministry said this was done “due to concerns of outbreaks at such facilities, and the risk to the health and lives of residents,” the publication said.

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