As Israel readies to begin doling out second doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein are vaccinated for a second time.
As he receives the second dose, Netanyahu touts the coming vaccine shipments and asserts all Israelis can be immunized in two months.
Netanyahu said that even if we assume it would take the “maximum” amount of time, the vaccination campaign would meet its goals by the end of March.
Netanyahu said: “I agreed with the CEO of Pfizer on more huge shipments of vaccines, which will allow us to vaccinate all Israeli citizens over the age of 16 within two months, maximum until the end of March.”
Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said, “I call on everyone to be careful – we see the light, we are close to it. Let’s get to the point where Israel becomes the first in the world to have its citizens vaccinated.”
Header: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives his second shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan on January 9, 2021. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)