President Rivlin vaccinated

December 21, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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President Reuven Rivlin has visited Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center and was vaccinated against coronavirus.

The president gets vaccinated Photo: Mark Nayman/GPO

The president came to the hospital to lend his support for the vaccination of medical teams and to pay tribute to their wonderful work over the period of fighting the disease across the country. The president was vaccinated by Nurse Chava Gardner, and he thanked her and the nurses, women and men, all over the country for their dedication and devotion.

He told the medical staff: “I have come here to visit you today in the eye of the storm. On the front line, in one of the places that has become in recent months a battlefield in the fight against corona. For many months, the whole world and we here in Israel are in severe and ongoing crisis. As well as the many precious lives we have lost to the disease, over 3000 people, the social distancing instructions have led to significant economic harm and to the disruption of our lives.”

“During these difficult days, we have looked to the researchers and scientists who have been working to develop a vaccine for the disease and now, finally, there is a vaccine.

If there is one thing that has become clear above all during the period of this disease, it is that we rely on each other. With this dangerous virus, which passes from person to person, we have to respond together, every part of Israeli society, and be part of the national effort to stop the spread of the disease. The personal sacrifices that each one of us has been called on to make were not only for ourselves, but for the health of those around us, particularly those at risk. For the grandparents, for the pregnant women, and for the neighbour with underlying medical conditions. Israeli society has paid a heavy economic and social price, but we did it because we chose life. We chose mutual responsibility. We chose ‘together’.”

This is another opportunity, because I don’t think we can say it enough, to salute the medical teams in the hospitals and clinics and to thank you for the hours, the effort, the care. Israeli society owes you a great debt of gratitude. Today, we need to listen to you, to give you the proper conditions, to protect you as you have protected and continue to protect our health.”


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