Israel’s vaccination drive could be briefly halted next week — reports

Israel next week will slow down or even completely stop vaccinating people briefly with the first dose of the Pfizer inoculation, citing a shortage of vaccines that will take several weeks to meet, Hebrew-language media reports.

Channel 12 says new appointments are expected to be slowed down significantly, with hospitals stopping giving the shots, while the Kan public broadcaster reports that, from Saturday, there will be no new appointments at all.

Kan says that, combined, all health providers have only 170,000 remaining free appointments. Israel has been vaccinating more than 100,000 people every day.