Chief rabbi denies report he refused to okay COVID-19 vaccination on Shabbat

The office of Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef denies a Channel 13 report that said the chief rabbis have refused a request by Health Minister Yuli Edelstein to approve coronavirus vaccinations on Shabbat.

“There was no request made regarding an approval to vaccinate on Shabbat,” the office says.