Report: Israel will get vaccines to inoculate 12.5 million people by end of 2021

The Kan public broadcaster reports that by the end of next year, Israel is expected to receive enough coronavirus vaccines to inoculate 12.5 million people — assuming that besides the already-approved Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, those developed by AstraZeneca and Russia will also get the okay.

Israel’s entire population is about 9.25 million people.

The report says doses to vaccinate two million people will arrive by the end of 2020. Another 1.2 million vaccines will arrive in the first quarter of 2021, 4.2 million in the second quarter, 4.6 million in the third quarter and 500,000 in the fourth quarter.

The report notes that those details are according to the currently signed agreements Israel has with the various companies, which could change significantly.

The Defense Ministry is also overseeing the development of an Israeli-made vaccine, whose developers say will end Phase III trials in mid-2021.