Two fully vaccinated Israeli doctors test positive for Omicron variant

Two Israeli doctors have contracted the Omicron variant of COVID-19 — even after being fully vaccinated and receiving their booster shots.

The doctors had each received their double-dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine plus a follow-up booster, according to a rep for the Sheba Medical Center outside Tel Aviv, Reuters reported.

One doctor had recently returned from a conference in London, according to the hospital, which said it was likely he infected his colleague.

The doctors had received the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine as part of their first two shots.
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Travelers walk through Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
Travelers walk through Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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The pair were reportedly experiencing mild COVID symptoms Tuesday.

The infections come just days after Israel shut its borders to foreigners, instituting a two-week ban Saturday.

Other new emergency measures related to Omicron require Israeli citizens returning home from some African nations to quarantine.

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