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Israel signed a deal to shop for many doses of COVID-19 vaccinations from Pfizer through 2022, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
The new vaccinations are going to be suitable to guard people against different variants of the coronavirus, Netanyahu said during a statement.
He said he hopes to sign an identical deal to get vaccines from Moderna.
“This means very soon we’ll have quite enough vaccines, both for adults and youngsters,” he said.
With about 81% of citizens or residents over 16 – the age bracket eligible for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in Israel – having received both doses, infections and hospitalizations are down sharply.