Will Israel Really Ditch Nearly 1 Million Pfizer Vaccines?

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Israeli public health agency considering that Will destroy up to 800,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine that is about to expire.

On June 30, 2021, The Times of Israel news agency reported that the Israeli Health Service It will destroy all 800,000 doses of Pfizer-BioEntech vaccines if no one buys them in the next two weeks. because the vaccine is about to expire At the end of this July

Israel is looking for a vaccine buyer. Israel has 1.4 million doses of the vaccine due to expire at the end of July, but it hopes 600,000 doses can be implemented in time. This includes vaccinating 300,000 doses for children between the ages of 12 and 15.

by the Israeli authorities is in the process of discussing with many countries to buy vaccines Or it could be a vaccine exchange deal. When another batch of vaccines in that country arrived. was handed over to Israel. Recently, it was reported that It is in discussions with the governments of the three countries, but did not give details on which countries are making a deal with.

Meanwhile, the Israeli health agency said: Currently, about 13,000 people are vaccinated daily, and if the vaccination rate remains at this level, 300,000 doses of the vaccine will be available by July 21, in line with the goals of new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. The first dose of vaccination must be at least before July 9.

Israel previously bought millions of doses of the Pfizer vaccine. without specifying the number and was one of the first countries to receive the vaccine. Authorities have ordered an additional 18 million doses of the vaccine in case a third dose is needed.

In addition, Israel is facing an outbreak of COVID-19. Delta species which has caused the authorities to come back to take measures Forced to wear masks in the shade again After having previously canceled such measures. At least 5.17 million people are now fully vaccinated. accounted for 57.1% of the country’s population.

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