Edelstein says 5 million Israelis to get vaccine’s 1st dose by end of March

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein says Israel will be able to vaccinate 5 million of its 9.29 million citizens with the first dose by the end of March.

It isn’t clear how many Israelis are eligible for vaccination, a number that wouldn’t include those aged 0-16 and the almost 500,000 who have contracted the coronavirus.

At a briefing with senior ministry officials, Edelstein says the option of nighttime vaccinations should be considered.

A drive to inoculate teachers and education workers will start between Wednesday and Friday, he says.