UPDATED 7:54 AM PT – Monday, July 12, 2021
Israel and Pfizer struck a deal to send a new batch of coronavirus vaccines to the Middle Eastern country. On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the vaccines will help the push to get teenagers vaccinated.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has recently spoken several times with @Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla.
In their conversations, Prime Minister Bennett thanked Pfizer Chairman and CEO Bourla for the close cooperation in bringing the vaccines to the State of Israel.
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) July 4, 2021
The country has reportedly vaccinated more than 200,000 people in recent weeks as the country battles against the Delta variant.
“Along with the existing vaccines, this ensures from this moment a continuous supply of vaccines in the state of Israel,” stated Prime Minister Bennett. “I want to emphasize: there are enough vaccines for everyone. The first doses, we have in stock and also the second shots that will arrive at the start of August. Therefore, those who have not yet been vaccinated, especially the young but also adults, go out today and get vaccinated.”
Israel has been touting its vaccination rate while claiming more than 60 percent of its more than 9 million citizens have received at least one dose and more than 55 percent have received two doses.
As we continue to be led by the science, today we are providing an update on our comprehensive #COVID19 vaccine booster strategy in light of emerging data including data relating to the #DeltaVariant. https://t.co/P0XmAGrxlt pic.twitter.com/JZ5JIIKwHC
— Pfizer Inc. (@pfizer) July 8, 2021