Report: Israel To Procure, Transfer Millions Of COVID-19 Vaccines To Palestinians

By Staff Reporter
Posted on 11/22/20 | News Source: i24

The PA warned, however, that it still expects to see a shortage of the treatment, especially in Gaza

A senior Palestinian Authority official claimed on Sunday that Israel has agreed to transfer millions of doses of COVID-19 treatment to Ramallah in the coming months, according to Israeli daily Israel Hayom.

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Some three to four million coronavirus vaccines are expected to reach Palestinian medical workers as part of a deal Israel has reached with pharmaceutical companies.

Citing a senior source in the PA Health Ministry, Israel has agreed to set aside a certain percentage of the treatment it procures from drug firms for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 

Israel has already held talks with the world's leading drug companies in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine including Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca, reserving for itself some six million vaccine doses. Read more at i24