January 3rd According to an AFP report on the 3rd, Israel said that 2 million people are expected to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus by the end of January.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that this speed is the fastest in the world.
In a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on December 19, Netanyahu was “the first” in vaccinated against the novel coronavirus that day. At present, Israel is promoting Pfizer vaccination.
The vaccine is widely welcomed and Israel will slow down the vaccination to keep stocks available longer, said Health Director-General Chez Levy.
It is reported that the vaccine must be injected in two instalments at intervals of three weeks. “We are slowing down the first dose so we can keep the second dose in stock for people who have been inoculated with the first dose,” Levy said.
He added that by the end of January, about one in five Israelis (priority medical personnel and people over 60 years old) will be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.” By the end of January, we will vaccinate 2 million residents, most of whom are elderly people.
As of January 1, 1 million Israelis had been vaccinated against the first dose. Netanyahu said: “We are breaking the record. We are ahead of the whole world.”
According to local Israeli media reports, out of nearly 1 million Israelis who have been vaccinated against Pfizer against the novel coronavirus, more than 200 are still diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
Israel’s public broadcaster mentioned that four people in the country had died shortly after vaccination against Pfizer. Three of them have been considered by the Ministry of Health, doctors, etc. to have no cause of death related to vaccines. The situation of the fourth case is under investigation.
The Israeli Ministry of Health said on the 3rd that since the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus appeared in February 2020, Israel has accumulated 435,866 confirmed cases and 3,400 deaths.
Israel has identified 18 cases of mutant COVID-19 found in the UK.