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Israel surpasses 1 million fully vaccinated with both doses


February 5, 2021

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An Israeli student receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv after Israel approved vaccination of 11th- and 12th-graders, Jan. 23, 2021.

(JNS) - Israel surpassed the 1 million mark in the number of people who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Monday morning, 1,106, 506 people had received the two doses, representing 12.45 percent of the population, according to the Ministry of Health.

"Over a million people received the second vaccine!' Heath Minister Yuli Edelstein tweeted on Monday. "Israel continues to lead the world with 3.7 million vaccines ... and we start the week with about 200,000 vaccinations a day. This is the way to beat the virus!"

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