‘Feels great’ I Netanyahu received the first live vaccine in Sheba

The Prime Minister and the Minister of Health were vaccinated against Corona in Sheba: “I asked to be vaccinated first to set a personal example” • Edelstein: “On this date in 1984, my trial took place in the Soviet Union because of my desire to immigrate to Israel. Shoulder ‘”I watch

The vaccination campaign against Corona began tonight (Saturday evening) with the vaccination of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein live at Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer.

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Netanyahu and Edelstein received the Pfizer vaccine in the dining room of the hospital’s main hospital tower.

The Prime Minister said before the vaccination: “This is a very big day for the State of Israel. We have been fighting for nearly a year against the worst plague that mankind has known in a century. By the end of the month there will be millions of vaccines here, later millions more will come.

“I asked to be vaccinated first together with Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, to set a personal example and encourage you to get vaccinated. We can get out of this together and we’ll already start with that. I believe in this vaccine, tens of thousands have passed it successfully, the best scientists have approved it. You can set off. “

He added: “This is a very exciting moment. On the way here I thought of the children who take care of their parents, the grandchildren who want to hug grandparents in a real hug, the business owners who can open their businesses; Owners of restaurants, gyms, we can go to soccer fields, watch a basketball game and of course, reopen the country and bring it back to what it was. To return to the normal life we ​​desire. It starts with this process, I ask everyone to join us and get vaccinated. “

Netanyahu later gave an update: “I feel great.”

At the end of the vaccination, he said: “I would like to thank Prof. Kreiss, Dr. Berkowitz and all the medical staff. I would like to take this opportunity to thank a special person, Pfizer CEO Albert Burla, a new personal friend of mine, but a huge friend of the State of Israel and a friend of all of humanity. What they did is unbelievable. What is even more obvious is that Israel is one of the first countries to be vaccinated. “

July Edelstein. Photo: Spokeswoman

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein was vaccinated together with the prime minister at Sheba Medical Center.

At the end of receiving the vaccine, he said: “Today I looked at the date – December 19th. On this date in 1984, my trial took place in the Soviet Union because of my desire to immigrate to Israel. Today, December 19, 2020, I have the great privilege of being the Minister of Health in the Israeli government and, together with the Prime Minister, launching the ‘Give a Shoulder’ operation. Friends, there are reasons for optimism. “

Immediately after them, employees of Sheba’s medical staff will be vaccinated, and tomorrow the vaccination campaign will also open at Beilinson, Ichilov, Barzilai, Wolfson, Hadassah, Soroka and Rambam hospitals.