Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a vaccine to protect against coronavirus infection late Saturday night. The immunization of the Prime Minister broadcasted live on TV.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he wanted to get the vaccination done first to set an example to motivate people in this way. He said that this is a massive day for Israel.
“To make people aware of vaccination, I and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein have vaccinated against coronavirus,” added Netanyahu.
Immunization operations began in Israel, with the rapid rise in cases of coronavirus infection. Under this, a target has been set to vaccinate around 60,000 people daily.
Since Sunday, vaccination for health workers in Israel and medical staff residing in nursing homes is also started.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the first person in the country to get the coronavirus vaccine. With this, he has also joined the few leaders of the world who have been given a vaccination to protect against the coronavirus. Netanyahu introduced the drug manufacturer Pfizer-BioNotech’s Corona vaccine during a live program being broadcast on TV.
Israel has enough doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Israel said that it had received adequate doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the country’s 9 million people. According to public opinion polls, a large number of Israelis are not yet willing to get vaccinated. Israel has tied up to buy eight million Pfizer and 60 million doses of Moderna. Each person will require two doses. A total of more than 3,68,000 cases of infection have been confirmed in Israel and more than 3,000 of them have died.
Immunisation to start from 27 December
The country received a massive shipment of Pfizer coronavirus vaccination and the mass immunisation is announced to start from 27 December. Over 9 million doses are already available in the country while there are talks about getting the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination.