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Israel launches coronavirus vaccination

Israel launches coronavirus vaccination

An Israeli nurse shows the media a simulated vaccination as part of the hospital's preparation for the coronavirus vaccinations, at the Sheba Tel Hashomer Hospital in Ramat Gan, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Jerusalem, December 20 Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Health issued a statement on the 20th that the country launched a coronavirus vaccination on the same day.

The statement said that after the vaccination process is launched, Israel will first vaccinate medical personnel, and will vacculate people over 60 years old, patients with severe and chronic diseases from the 21st.

The vaccine was given in two parts, 21 days apart. Vaccination will be carried out through the Israeli National Health Foundation and hospitals everywhere, and about 60,000 doses of vaccine will be provided every day.

Israel’s Ministry of Health has previously said that teachers, social workers, prisoners, prison guards and other vulnerable groups will be vaccinated in the second phase.

According to the availability of vaccines, vaccination activities will gradually expand to other groups, but not for adolescents aged 16 and under, pregnant women, lactating women, and people vulnerable to severe allergies for the time being. Wait for vaccination.

The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement on the 19th, saying that Prime Minister Netanyahu “first” in vaccinated against the novel coronavirus at the Hayim Sheba Medical Center in the central city of Ramatgan in the country that day.

Yuli Edelstein, the Minister of Health, was also vaccinated on the 19th. According to Israeli media reports, Israeli President Rivlin and Israeli Chief of General Staff Aviv Kohavi are scheduled to be vaccinated on the 20th.

At present, Israel has reached procurement agreements with a number of vaccine research and development agencies, and it is expected that more than 3 million doses of vaccine will arrive by the end of this month.

According to the data released by the Ministry of Health on the 20th, as of that day, a total of 373,655 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,082 deaths were accumulated in the country

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