Israel will reportedly transfer doses of the coronavirus vaccine to Honduras, the Czech Republic, and Palestinian front-line medical workers.
Israel has donated an unspecified number of coronavirus (COVID-19) to other countries following their request for support.
The Prime Minister’s Office stated Tuesday that “following the successful vaccination campaign in Israel and it being the leading country in the world in vaccinating its population, many requests were received from countries to Israel for assistance in supplying vaccines.”
Over the past month, “a limited amount” of unused vaccines has accumulated and Israel therefore decided to assist provide some of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) medical staff with vaccines, in addition several countries.
Israel transferred 1,000 out of a total of 5,000 to the PA.
Cyprus, Honduras, and the Czech Republic are reportedly some of the countries that approached Israel.
An Israeli official told Reuters that Honduras was one of the countries to receive the excess vaccines.
Ynet News and Israel Hayom reported that that the Czech Republic also received some vaccines. The Jerusalem Post reported that Guatemala was on the list as well.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Tuesday at the state memorial ceremony for Yosef Trumpeldor at Tel Hai and said that he spoke the day before with Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla.
“We agreed that there will be a continuous supply of Pfizer vaccines without any shortage, interruption or halt. Go and be vaccinated. We are also receiving more and more and more vaccines from Moderna. Go and be vaccinated,” he stated.
The Ministry of Health updated Tuesday that some 70% of Israelis over the age of 16 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
All Israelis over the age of 16 are eligible for a COVID-19, while the Health Ministry is expectantly waiting for the trial results for youth and children under age 16.
Over 4,459,900 Israeli citizens have received the first vaccine, some 48% of the entire population, and more than 3,075,700, about 33% have received the second shot.
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