Israeli PM Gets Second Dose Of Covid-19 Shot

Israel tightens nationwide coronavirus lockdown, Middle East News & Top Stories

Israel tightens nationwide coronavirus lockdown, Middle East News & Top Stories

On December 19, Netanyahu became the first Israeli to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

"I'm sure all the Israeli citizens about to receive the second dose of the vaccine are as emotional as I am", said Netanyahu. "This is how we will open the economy, go back to work, to the synagogue... to the lives that we love and miss". "We will do this through a 'green passport, ' about which I will provide details later on".

"So we may need to restart the U.S. assistance to Palestinian people, demonstrating that the United States is ready to lead again", he said.

Israelis over the age of 60, those with health problems, and medical personnel have been receiving first injections of Pfizer vaccines since Dec 19.

Unlike Britain, Israel has stuck to the two-dose regime - meaning that more than a million people will have received their full double dosage by the end of January. We are getting closer to the light [at the end of the tunnel]. "We entered Corona together and with the help of the name we will leave it together, first in the world and stronger than ever", Netanyahu wrote in another tweet.

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Israel's vaccination rate is by far the fastest compared to the rest of the world, according to the Our World in Data website, which is run by research organization Oxford Martin School.

By contrast, the rollout in Europe and America has been hampered by blunders requiring some of the Pfizer vaccine stocks to be discarded.

In return for speeding up the delivery of the vaccines, Israel will share its data from the vaccination campaign with the pharmaceutical company and the World Health Organization, though officials emphasized that no personal data would be provided.

Israel's health ministry says it is dividing up its Pfizer/BioNTech shipments so that small batches can be sent to remote parts of the country.

The New York congressman, who is the first African-American to lead the committee, won the chairmanship in a contest against Representative Joaquin Castro, who had vowed to champion the voices of Palestinians amid rising criticism in the Democratic Party of Israel's rightward turn.

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