Palestinians administer first COVID vaccines after receiving doses from Israel

The Palestinian Authority administered its first known coronavirus vaccinations on Tuesday after receiving thousands of doses from Israel.

A Palestinian official confirms that a first dose was given to a small number of medical workers. The official speaks on condition of anonymity because the PA does not consider this the official start of its vaccination campaign.

Israel began transferring 5,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine to the Palestinians this week, and the first doses will go to front-line medical workers. The Palestinians hope to acquire tens of thousands more doses in the coming weeks through a World Health Organization program.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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