Knesset virus panel head clarifies: Everyone should get vaccinated

The head of the Knesset’s Coronavirus Committee, MK Yifat Shasha-Biton, says all Israelis should get vaccinated, after appearing to question the safety of the shot.

“Contrary to the reports, I would like to clarify that from the moment the FDA gave its approval, I recommend that everyone get vaccinated,” she tweets. “The first to get vaccinated must be medical staff and high-risk populations and I would of course be happy to be vaccinated myself.

“In any case, my position is against forcing the vaccine, but rather through persuasion and public advocacy,” she adds.

A volunteer receiving the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, in Oxford, England. (John Cairns/University of Oxford via AP, File)