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10,000 Israelis vaccinated on 1st day, 200,000 made reservations

Roughly ten thousand people received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday, during the first day of Israel’s mass-vaccination program, the Health Ministry reported Monday morning.

The Health Ministry also said that it expects the number of people per day receiving doses of the vaccination to increase in the coming days, after some 200,000 appointments were made for injections.

Currently, the vaccines are reserved for healthcare workers, people over 60, and other groups deemed to be at high-risk for the coronavirus.

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein (Likud) said in a statement Monday: “The HMOs are meeting the challenge! Their preparations led to 10,000 healthcare workers being vaccinated – in just the first day.”

Source: Arutz Sheva