Selin ATAY-TDO- Israeli President Binyamin Netanyahu has announced that he will a green passport to encourage the public to get vaccinated against coronavirus (Covid-19).
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has previously said he wants to be the first person in the country to get a oronavirus vaccine.
"I asked for a green passport to be prepared," Netanyahu said during a press conference with Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein. “So anyone who gets vaccinated will be able to show a card or application for access to events, shopping malls, facilities and all kinds of services," Netanyahu said.
In his speech at the press conference, Netanyahu said that 60 thousand vaccines a day are planned in the country that will use the Covid-19 vaccine, which Pfizer and BioNTech jointly developed. The Israeli Prime Minister called on all Israelis to get the vaccine.
“I believe in this vaccine,” Netanyahu said. “I expect it will receive the appropriate permits in the coming days and I want the citizens of Israel to be vaccinated. I want to serve as an example for them and I intend to be the first in the State of Israel to be vaccinated with this vaccine.”
“The more you get vaccinated, the more the economy will be able to open up,” Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said.
The first batch delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine arrived in Israel on Wednesday (December 9th). Israeli officials also announced that more vaccines will arrive in Israel very soon.
Israel had signed a $ 237 million deal with Pfizer in November to buy 8 million doses of the vaccine. With this agreement, Israel is a candidate to become the third country behind Britain and Canada to widely use the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.