Israel Expands Vaccination Campaign

Israel’s Ministry of Health expanded its vaccination campaign to anyone aged 16 or over. Until now, Israel only allowed Israelis over the age of 35 to get the vaccine, later adding high school students between the ages of 16–18 to allow them to attend their matriculation exams later in the year. This new policy reflects concern over the continuous spread of the virus despite the current lockdown. Ehud Davidson, CEO of Clalit, Israel’s largest HMO, said, “The vaccine is our most efficient tool in dealing with the pandemic”. To date, Israel has vaccinated 3.3 million Israelis with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. 1.9 million have received the required two doses to reach the 95% immunity against the virus. Please continue to pray for Israel as we continue to fight the pandemic. Please also pray for wisdom for governing officials as they take steps to emerge from the lockdown. Lastly, please continue to pray for those struggling to make ends meet in these tough times.

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