In one month, more than a quarter of the country’s population of 9 million received injections of the Pfizer vaccine. After the elderly and those over 40, high school students can be vaccinated as early as next week.
More than 80% of senior citizens in Israel are now of legal age and vaccinated against Covid-19. And nearly half have already received the second dose that achieves the maximum immunization promised.
At present, it is the over 40s who can visit the dispensaries of the Koupat Holim, the health insurance funds scattered all over the country. Created at the same time as the State of Israel in 1948, they are the secret to the success of the vaccination campaign. The largest of them, the Clalit, still belongs to the Israeli trade union center, the Histadrut.
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For Yediot Aharonot, we must try to save the school year. And this is why, explains the daily, high school students from 16 to 18 years old will in turn receive the double inoculation from next week. “They have suffered enough”, believes an expert in the columns of the daily.
According to Haaretz, this should allow the reopening of schools in Israel in early February. The newspaper publishes the result of a study by the Israeli Ministry of National Education, which claims that a third of high school students struggle to profitably take distance education.
Faced with the surge of new variants of the virus, the Ministry of Health is also encouraging pregnant women to be vaccinated. And by the end of the month, the entire Israeli population could benefit from the vaccination. As for the daily Maariv, he welcomes the new record broken Thursday, January 21: in less than twenty-four hours, 244,000 people were vaccinated in Israel.