Is Israeli insurer unnecessarily telling Israelis abroad its policy covers vaccinations?

Israeli insurance company David Shield is telling Israelis abroad that its policies will enable them to get vaccinated here for free, The Times of Israel’s sister site Zman Yisrael reports.

With vaccinations lagging abroad but proceeding swiftly in Israel, the company is promising that its clients can get vaccinated through the Clalit health maintenance organization.

However, Zman Yisrael notes that according to the Health Ministry, any person in Israel can get vaccinated for free, no matter what policy he has or whether he is currently a resident of the country.

The company says it received many queries on the issue from clients and simply wished to clarify that its arrangements with Clalit include the vaccine.

There have notably been some sporadic reports that non-residents have found it harder to get vaccinated.

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