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Tel Aviv gives foreign nationals, asylum seekers COVID shots

Nuns, asylum seekers and foreign workers wait in line to receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Nuns, asylum seekers and foreign workers wait in line to receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Dozens of asylum seekers and foreign workers in Tel Aviv line up at a vaccination center in the city’s south to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of an initiative to inoculate the city’s foreign nationals.

Tel Aviv city hall and the Sourasky Medical Center are administering vaccines free of charge to the city’s foreign nationals, many of whom are undocumented asylum seekers.

Posters provide information in English, Tigrinya, Russian and Arabic. Recipients include foreign workers from the Philippines, Moldova, and Nigeria, as well as Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers.

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