WATCH: Israeli Heart Surgeon Is World’s 1st To Get 4th Vaccine Shot In Trial

Professor Jacob Lavee receives a fourth dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. (AP/Tsafrir Abayov)

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Israel on Monday began trials of a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine in what is believed to be the first study of its kind.

The trial began at Sheba Medical Center, outside Tel Aviv, with 150 medical personnel who received a booster dose in August receiving a fourth shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The staff receiving the additional dose were tested and found to have low antibody levels.

The first to receive the jab was Prof. Jacob Lavee, a heart transplant surgeon at Sheba.

“It’s one small jab in the shoulder, but one giant leap for mankind in the global battle against COVID,” said Lavee.

“I joined with a full heart, both to protect myself but no less important was my desire to protect my heart transplantation patients from the Omicron. It’s a real threat as based on our own research we know that their immunity following the third dose has diminished significantly so they are vulnerable.”

The trial came as Israeli officials have considered rolling out a second tranche of booster shots to its population as the country grapples with rising infections with the new omicron variant.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem & AP)


  1. I know the 4th person to take 2nd vaccine.
    The 3rd person to take 1st vaccine.
    The 8th person to take the 3rd vaccine.
    I’ll be the last person to take any vaccine.
    This is getting confusing.

  2. The Israeli bureaucrats won’t acknowledge that they bet on the wrong vaccine by sticking with Pfizer so they need all these boosters. If they would be using Moderna they wouldn’t a 4th booster as the Moderna, while not 100%, has been shown to be much more effective than Pfizer.

  3. silentmoshe > Moderna, while not 100%, has been shown to be much more effective than Pfizer.

    Moderna has a higher dosage of a similar vaccine. Also, all comparisons were, necessarily, made by comparing antibody count and their immediate effect. So, in the short term, giving the first vaccine available was the right decision saving lives at that time. In the longer term, it seems that B/T-cells provide most of protection against most serious outcomes, rather than just infection, especially for new variants. Seems like one incorrect thing done early was having a short time period between 2 vaccines. Longer (maybe 2 months?) provides better long-term effect – and 4 weeks of Moderna v. 3 week for Pfizer may also contributed to better Moderna outcome. But boosters after multiple months achieved the same. At the end, most vaccines provide 5-15x reduction in serious illness. So, hopefully, covid will soon be “like a flu” for vaccinated and those who were already sick with different variants a couple of times on their own.

  4. Amazing, I’m impressed. Keep it going. He’s got the 4th shot and the mask still on and looking like he’s struggling to breath because these “vaccines” work amazingly well. Keep the tragi-comedy rolling, I’m sure it’s a giant leap forward for mankind…

  5. Doctors follow the prevailing Science of the time. When my father a”h arrived in the U.S. from Europe after the war he went to a doctor because he had acne on his face. The doctor, following the prevailing Science of that time, recommended/prescribed that he start smoking cigarettes which would clear up the acne. Today’s version of Science comes out of the CDC, WHO, Dr. Falshe Fish Fauci and other disreputable sources. I wish this doctor well and hope that he continues to save the lives of his patients even as he endangers his own life with these poisonous gene therapy shots.