The coronavirus vaccination program began in Israel on Saturday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 61, became the first person in the country to receive the Pfizer vaccine since the program began. Qatar-based Al Jazeera told the news in a report.
Taking part in the vaccination program, Netanyahu said that he was first and foremost vaccinated to encourage citizens to get vaccinated.
Senior officials of the Ministry of Health including Health Minister also vaccinated on this day. The vaccination program was broadcast live from a medical center adjacent to Tel Aviv.
Speaking at the time, Netanyahu expressed optimism that people would soon be able to start their own businesses. Corona restrictions will begin to be eliminated through the vaccination program.
Officials want to collect vaccines for 20 percent of the country’s population within this year. As part of this, the first batch of tickers made by Pfizer and Bioentec arrived in Israel last week. Meanwhile, the country has also ordered modern and estrogen vaccines.
According to the Ministry of Health, the vaccination will be given at 10 hospitals and vaccination centers across the country from Sunday under the vaccination program. However, in case of vaccination, those above 60 years of age will be given priority.