HaRav Kanievsky: “Target Population Must Receive 3rd Vaccine”

HaRav Chaim speaks to medical professionals about booster vaccine.

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HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky on Monday instructed representatives of the Dan district administration and the directors of the Chareidi department of Clalit (an HMO) that the target populations for the booster vaccine must be vaccinated.

As the Delta variant surges even among those unvaccinated, Israel’s Health Ministry determined that at-risk populations and those over 60 should receive a booster vaccine to increase their level of immunity.

After the decision was made, Dan district and Clalit officials, including senior physicians, visited the home of HaRav Chaim and explained the medical background of the decision. HaRav Chaim paskened that the third vaccine should be administered and emphasized that those at-risk and over 60 must receive the booster shot.

Israel began a campaign to administer the booster shots on Sunday and as of Monday, 45,000 people were vaccinated for the third time.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. HaRav Chaim paskened that the third vaccine should be administered This is a פסק binding upon every single Jew since this was uttered by the גדול הדור and any anti vaxxer who has the audacity to think they know better than the גדול הדור are in direct contempt of לא תסור מן הדבר אשר יגידו לך ימין ושמאל as shall be evinced next week 4 times during קריאת-התורה

  2. 147, a reality check for you. Kanievsky is a leader of a small minority of orthodox Jews, the yeshish. There was no bas kol that announced that he is gadol Hador, or that he is a Navi that can do or say nothing wrong (there has never been a person like that in times of Tanach, or Talmud, but now apparently people think we have these types). Jewish people also do not have a history if rabbinical figures making medical decisions for people, and calling it psak holocho, especially when this decision is a one size fits all treatment for the entire nation.