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2 million Israelis have received first dose of coronavirus vaccine

Man receives a COVID-19 vaccine, at a Meuhedet vaccination center in Jerusalem, on January 7, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Man receives a COVID-19 vaccine, at a Meuhedet vaccination center in Jerusalem, on January 7, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A kindergarten teacher from Ramle becomes the 2 millionth Israeli to receive the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein are on hand at the Ramle clinic.

Both Netanyahu and Edelstein have received the second dose.

“It’s already become routine… It’s something we’re happy to grow accustomed to, but mostly we want to finish this,” says Netanyahu.

“We’ll continue — until the next million,” he says.

The prime minister says the government is working on the “green passport[s]” for the vaccinated.

He says Europe is planning lockdowns into March and April, “but not here.”

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