Health Ministry chief: We aim to vaccinate 60% of population by April

Health Ministry director general Chezy Levy reportedly tells the coronavirus cabinet that the ministry has set a goal to vaccinate the majority of Israelis by early next year.

“The goal is to vaccinate about 60% of the population by the end of the first quarter of 2021,” he tells ministers, according to the Walla news site.

Health Ministry Director-General Chezy Levy during a press conference in Jerusalem about the coronavirus on July 13, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Levy, however, warned that it would be longer before Israeli could return to normalcy.

“Maybe a month after we have achieved a herd vaccination state we will start to get back to routine, but with a mask,” he reportedly says.