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Israel leads world in vaccines


January 8, 2021

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by Health Minister Yuli Edelstein (directly to his left), greeting Jabarin Muhammad (seated), the millionth citizen to receive the coronavirus vaccine, in Umm al-Fahm, Jan. 1, 2021.

(JNS) - Israel vaccinated its millionth citizen against COVID-19 on Friday, just three days after announcing the 500,000th Israeli had received the first dose of the vaccine.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein were on hand in Umm al-Fahm to meet Arab-Israeli Jabarin Muhammad, 66, in the presence of Mayor Samir Sobhi Mahameed, Clalit Healthcare Services chairman Harel Locker, Maccabi Healthcare Services chairman Ran Saar and Ayman Saif, the official responsible for coronavirus affairs in the Arab sector.

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