Israel sees high demand for 3rd vaccine shots – News Vibe24

    Israel sees high demand for 3rd vaccine shots - Times of India
    JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says people are rushing to develop a third vaccine to protect against the growing coronavirus delta variant.
    Bennett cited government statistics Sunday showing that more than 4,20,000 Israelis over the age of 60 have received a commemorative shot, more than a third of the total targeted population. Bennett said the number is expected to rise to half a million by the end of the day.
    The prime minister spoke after a weekly cabinet meeting. Israel is seeing a growing number of people being treated with Covid-19, almost all of them infected with the highly contagious delta variant. The government has reinstated the indoor mask mandate and weighs more restrictions.
    Israel became world leader in virus vaccination during its initial public campaign. About 5.4 million of the country’s 9.3 million people have received two doses of the vaccine.
    In recent days, the World Health Organization has called for a moratorium on the supply of souvenirs to keep supplies so that people in poorer countries can get their first doses.


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