Inaugural Shipment of Coronavirus Vaccine to Arrive in Israel


According to reports from Reshet Bet, the inaugural shipment of Moderna’s new coronavirus vaccines is scheduled to reach Israel on Tuesday evening. It is noted in the report that these 200,000 vaccines have been specifically tailored to address the latest omicron variants.

In response to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Health worked to expedite the delivery of this initial batch, with efforts made to ensure their arrival as early as Tuesday.

The Ministry of Health is observing a steady increase in the number of critically ill patients, and healthcare facilities are making preparations to commence vaccine administration immediately following the conclusion of Sukkos.

The ministry’s recommendation is to vaccinate the entire population starting from the age of six months, with a particular emphasis on high-risk populations. According to the guidelines, individuals identified as high-risk, aged 12 and above, should be prioritized for vaccination.

The Ministry of Health has specified that the initial target groups for vaccination include those aged 60 and above, residents of nursing and assisted-living facilities, and individuals with compromised immune systems.

Over the next two to three weeks, an additional shipment of approximately half a million vaccines is expected to arrive in Israel, followed by subsequent deliveries of more than one million vaccines.

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