As vaccine drive kicks off, top health official urges all Israelis to get vaccinated

Chezy Levy, the director-general of the Health Ministry, calls on all Israelis to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as the country’s vaccination drive gets underway.

Levy tells Channel 12 news that he is “happy and excited” the campaign is beginning.

“We can vaccinate millions of Israelis,” he says, referring to supply deals Israel inked with vaccine developers.

He also warns Israel is headed toward new restrictions to curb a rise in infections, and maybe even a third lockdown.