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Gantz asks Health Ministry to clarify why it needs so many more vaccines

Defense Minister Benny Gantz in Tel Aviv on March 15, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz in Tel Aviv on March 15, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz pens a letter to the Health Ministry urging the government office to clarify why it’s asking the cabinet to approve the transfer of billions of shekels for the purchase of millions of additional vaccine doses after the majority of the country has already been vaccinated.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday accused Gantz of holding up the transfer for political reasons, saying the defense minister was endangering public health.

Gantz in response is urging the Health Ministry to come clean about why it thinks such a large number of additional doses is necessary.

Health experts in recent weeks have suggested that Israelis may need to receive booster shots in the not-so-distant future in order to continue fending off the virus.

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