Surge in Omicron cases
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Israel is preparing to lead with a FOURTH dose of the coronavirus vaccine
According to reports, Israeli authorities will administer the vaccine to people 60 and over in a bid to arrest the surge in outbreaks of Omicron infections in the country.
The decision follows the death of a patient there from the Omicron variant.
More than 10,000 cases of the Omicron virus have occurred in the UK where health experts have warned of a potential wide scale of hospitalizations from the disease.
In Ireland, there has been a surge in cases of Omicron among people in the 16 to 34 age group. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said a substantial rise in infections would occur as the variant spreads across the country.