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HMOs get OK to resume administering first vaccine doses

An Israeli teenager receives a COVID-19 vaccine injection, at a vaccination center of the Tel Aviv municipality and Magen David Adom, in Tel Aviv, on July 4, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
An Israeli teenager receives a COVID-19 vaccine injection, at a vaccination center of the Tel Aviv municipality and Magen David Adom, in Tel Aviv, on July 4, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Health maintenance organizations have been given the go-ahead to continue administering a first COVID vaccine shot to Israelis older than 12-years-old, as of tomorrow, the Health Ministry says, after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s announcement this morning that a fresh delivery of Pfizer doses will be moved up next month from September.

As the current batch of Pfizer vaccines is due to expire at the end of the month, Israel stopped giving doses to those younger than 16 today to ensure that they can get second shots before the expiration date.

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