Netanyahu wants first vaccine


December 18, 2020

(JTA) - As Israel received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Twitter that he aimed to be the first person in the country to receive the inoculation.

"We brought the vaccines to Israel! I intend to be the first in Israel to get vaccinated, to set an example for all Israeli citizens," Netanyahu tweeted.

Recent surveys of Israelis found that a majority are fearful of the vaccines and would not want to be included in the first set of inoculations.

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