Post-Hanukkah miracle: Each Pfizer vaccine vial okayed to inoculate more people

The Health Ministry gives approval to healthcare providers to extract six doses from each container of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine rather than the five currently permitted, Channel 12 news reports.

The reported change will significantly increase Israel’s supply of the vaccine, allowing it to immunize some 800,000 more people.

A phial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, December 8, 2020. (Liam McBurney/Pool via AP)