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In Israel the vaccination campaign is progressing faster than expected and could be suspended due to lack of doses


A medical worker vaccinates a man against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in #Jerusalem, #Israel. REUTERS / #Ammar #Awad

The #Vaccination campaign in #Israel is progressing more than twice as fast as planned, to such an extent that the country estimates run out of vaccines around #January 10 and suspend inoculation until more doses arrive, in early #February.

The #Government announced that it could vaccinate 60,000 people a day. Then he increased the figure to 82.000. #But yesterday they were vaccinated 152,000 people, which shows that the reluctance of the population has been put aside and thousands of #Israelis are looking forward to the inoculation.

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#As reported today by the public broadcaster can, this rhythm will make around the #January 10 you have to stop vaccinating for a period of about three weeks, when another three million doses of #Pfizer will arrive in the country.

People in Jerusalem are waiting to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.  REUTERS / Ammar Awad
#People in #Jerusalem are waiting to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. REUTERS / #Ammar #Awad

#In #March and #April, they will be received three million more, which will bring the total to ten million, enough to inoculate five million, since two doses per person are required. #Israel has nine million inhabitants, but the minors, for the moment, will not be inoculated.

“More than 150,000 #Israelis were vaccinated yesterday. A total of 800,000 #Israelis have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus. #World #Champions! #We will continue like this and we will be the first to emerge from the pandemic, open our economy and come back to life “said the country’s prime minister this morning, #Benjamin #Netanyahu, on his #Twitter account.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine.  REUTERS / Amir Cohen / Pool
#Israeli #Prime #Minister #Benjamin #Netanyahu receives #Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. REUTERS / #Amir #Cohen / #Pool

#Kan assures that the vaccination rate is very low in #Arab localities, where doctors request more information campaigns to encourage the population.

The #Ministry of #Health expects the effect of vaccination to begin to manifest itself in morbidity data within about a month and a half. #At the moment, the country continues with a number of daily infections above five thousand. #Yesterday they were 5,253 new positives, according to the data released this morning by the health portfolio.

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There is also 639 patients in serious condition, of which 165 They are connected to respirators. The total death toll since the start of the coronavirus pandemic rose to 3.314.

WITH INFORMATION FROM EFE

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