Nursing homes once vaccinated – Now Netanyahu is making a promise
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Israel remains the number one model country for corona vaccinations: With the “Return to Life” project, Prime Minister Netanyahu is now ensuring that all Israelis aged 16 and over will receive a vaccination – and very soon.
Dhe emergency medical service Magen David Adom has, according to its own information, completed the first round of corona vaccination in geriatric care facilities and assisted living facilities in Israel. Around 150,000 residents and employees had received the first dose in the past ten days, a spokesman for the rescue service announced on Thursday evening. In the coming week they should begin to give them the second and final injection. According to Magen David Adom, Israel is the first country to end the first round of vaccination in elderly care facilities.
The vaccination campaign in the country with around nine million inhabitants started shortly before Christmas. Since then, according to official information, almost 1.6 million people have received a vaccination.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised all citizens of Israel over the age of 16 a vaccination against the corona virus by the end of March at the latest. On Thursday evening, the head of government referred to an agreement with the manufacturer Pfizer for the supply of sufficient vaccine in a short-term statement. According to Netanyahu, the project is called “Return to Life”. The first vaccine shipment in the course of the project is expected to arrive in the country on Sunday.
Israel will be the first country to leave the corona crisis behind, said Netanyahu. Israel should serve as a model country for the rapid vaccination of an entire state. In return, vaccination data should be made available to the company.
There is currently an election campaign in Israel. A new parliament will be elected at the end of March. If the target date could be met at the end of March, this would coincide with the important Jewish festival of Passover.
A third nationwide hard lockdown was due to begin in Israel on Friday night. The opposition sharply criticized the measure. The number of new infections was recently around 8,000 per day. With the lockdown, the government wants to prevent overloading the health system.