Head of Knesset’s virus panel says she’s not rushing to get vaccinated

Likud MK Yifat Shasha-Biton, who announced yesterday she was joining Gideon Sa’ar’s new party, is under fire for casting doubt on the safety of the coronavirus vaccine.

“I will get vaccinated after the public receives all the information on the vaccine’s credibility and efficacy,” she says. “We will have a discussion in the [Knesset’s Coronavirus] Committee on vaccines, and we will present a plan that will enable antibody tests to be conducted… so as not to vaccinate those who don’t need it.”

She is criticized by healthcare professionals, who say she’s stoking suspicion around the vaccine.

“When things like this, which have no scientific or professional basis, it confuses the public,” says Dr. Anat Ekka Zohar of the Maccabi health maintenance organization, according to the Ynet news site.

MK Yifat Shasha Biton. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)