Foreign and health ministries confirm plan to vaccinate diplomats in US

The Foreign Ministry and Health Ministry confirm a plan to send vaccines to the United States for some 500 Israeli government officials and their relatives.

Under the plan, the shots will be sent to New York, and diplomats will travel there to get the shots. A second shipment will be sent three weeks later for the second dose.

The ministries say hundreds of diplomats stationed elsewhere have been vaccinated in a special program that saw them flown to Israel to get the immunizations.