TV: Health Ministry may freeze 1st dose vaccinations for 2 weeks

The Health Ministry may freeze its vaccination campaign for two weeks in January, as it may run out of injections otherwise, Channel 13 News reports.

With a slowdown in the arrival of new Phizer vaccines, current stocks will run out in 10 days at the current pace of inoculation — at some 150,000 shots a day — the report says

The freeze will allow those who’ve received the first dose to get the second dose, but new first doses will not be given, it says.

This will likely lead to a delay in opening up vaccination for the general public, Channel 12 reports. Some officials had previously assessed this could happen within a week or so, but it may now need to wait a month and a half or more.