Moderna said sending 300,000 vaccine doses to Israel

The US biotech company Moderna will soon deliver two batches of 150,000 vaccines to Israel, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

The first shipment will arrive on Thursday, followed by another early next week, the report says.

The government has refrained from confirming the arrival of the Moderna vaccines, with Health Minister Yuli Edelstein saying Tuesday that it won’t come before March.

Israel is set to run out of its supply of Pfizer vaccines by next week, with the next delivery not expected until February.

In this July 27, 2020 photo, Nurse Kathe Olmstead, gives volunteer Melissa Harting, of Harpursville New York, an injection as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)