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Report: Israel to vaccinate mostly using Pfizer’s shot as part of deal with firm

A Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant sign in Portage, Michigan, December 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
A Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant sign in Portage, Michigan, December 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Israel will mainly use Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to immunize its citizens as part of the country’s deal with the company, with 400,000-700,000 doses to make their way to the Jewish state every week, handing the company an edge over its rival Moderna, Channel 12 news reports.

The report says a deal with Moderna to push forward the arrival of its first vaccine doses was a pressure tactic in the negotiations with Pfizer.

Meanwhile, the Kan public broadcaster reports that the government is in disagreement over whether to set a target of 2.5 million or 5 million vaccinated Israelis that must be met before the lockdown restrictions start being eased. Thus far, 1.817 million have gotten the vaccine.

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