Coronavirus Vaccine Reaches Israel

Israel is beginning to see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and it came today in the form of a shipment of coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein greeted the DHL freight flight from Brussels that brought 3,000-4,000 doses to Israeli land, reported. Netanyahu was quick to demonstrate his faith in the vaccine, saying, “I believe in this vaccine. I want the citizens of Israel to be vaccinated. In order to do this, I want to serve as an example for them, and I intend to be the first in the State of Israel to be vaccinated.”

Thursday and Friday should see hundreds of thousands of additional doses arrive in Israel with citizens being able to be inoculated as soon as December 20. By the end of the month, four million doses should reach the country. Two injections given several weeks apart are necessary for effective inoculation. 

Progress! Hope! People have a wide range of opinions on vaccines, but just the fact that Pfizer’s vaccine is being shipped out and is close to reaching the populace is a promising sign of improvement. You might feel like this vaccine was created way too quickly to trust, or you might feel that it’s long overdue. Certainly we need to pray that whatever ends up being distributed to the people of Israel and the rest of the world is safe and effective. We certainly don’t need another problem on top of the ones we already have, so we can petition for God to provide a safe solution to move beyond the pandemic. If successful, this vaccine could be the gigantic step forward people have been waiting for since March.