PM Netanyahu and Health Minister Edelstein welcome shipment of Pfizer anti-Coronavirus vaccines at BGI Airport

January 11, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, yesterday welcomed a shipment of Pfizer anti-corona virus vaccines at Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Photo: Koby Gideon (GPO)

Prime Minister Netanyahu told media: “This is a great day for the State of Israel with a huge shipment that has arrived in the framework of Operation Back to Life, a plane full of injections of encouragement. I agreed with my friend, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla, that we would bring shipment after shipment and complete the vaccination of the over-16 population in Israel during the month of March.

Today, over 72% of our people over 60 have been vaccinated and we will complete this. Next Sunday, an additional shipment will arrive and we will start vaccinating the next group; people aged 50-60 and up and thus we will proceed. The Health Minister and I agreed today to increase the pace of vaccinations to 170,000 a day. This is a world record. I am certain that our amazing HMO medical teams and of course the nurses whose enthusiasm I can see, how they come to work with great energy together with the doctors, and MDA and Health Ministry personnel; all of them together, they will get this done.”

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin receives the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Centre yesterday from Nurse Chava Gardner.
Photo: Mark Neyman (GPO)

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