Over 1 million eligible Israelis have yet to receive their COVID booster shot, and some 700,000 are not vaccinated at all, contributing to rising morbidity, Channel 12 reports. According to the network, another 250,000 Israelis have recovered from COVID but have yet to get one vaccine shot, as prescribed by the health authorities.
Coronavirus czar Salman Zarka tells the network there’s a misconception in Israel that the danger is over, when “vaccination is the main tool” for tackling it.
“The pandemic is still here,” he warns.
The million who didn’t get their booster yet “are not anti-vaxxers… maybe they falsely believe” that the danger is over, he adds.