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PA receives US donation of 500,000 Moderna vaccine doses

A medical worker readies to administer the Moderna coronavirus vaccine to a Palestinian laborer at a temporary medical facility set up at a checkpoint on March 9, 2021, in Jerusalem. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
A medical worker readies to administer the Moderna coronavirus vaccine to a Palestinian laborer at a temporary medical facility set up at a checkpoint on March 9, 2021, in Jerusalem. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Palestinian Authority receives 500,000 Moderna vaccine doses donated by the United States, the PA’s official Wafa news agency reports.

Palestinian officials thank Washington for the shipment, which was distributed through the COVAX program.

According to Wafa, 2.2 million vaccines have thus far been sent to the West Bank and Gaza, including 1.7 million purchased by the PA. The report says 35% of Palestinians in the West Bank and 11% in Gaza have received at last one vaccine dose.

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