COVID in Israel: How Many Have Already Been Vaccinated

Israel's vaccination drive is continuing apace, with over a third of the population inoculated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and a quarter of the population receiving their second jab, according to data released by the Health Ministry. 

Israel has now inoculated more than 3.6 million people (39.98 percent of the population), with 65,424 people receiving the first dose of the vaccine on Tuesday. Of the overall figure, more than 2.3 million people (25.2 percent of the population) received the second dose of the vaccination – 65,048 of them on Tuesday.

Last week, Israel delivered 2,000 of a promised 5,000 vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority, destined for healthcare workers in the West Bank. On Thursday, the Palestinians also received 10,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, enough to cover 5,000 people. The shipment was transferred via Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport.