Israel celebrates record-breaking Covid-19 vaccination

Israel says it wants to be the first country in the world to house its entire population against Covid-19. As many as 20 percent of the population has already been vaccinated and the authorities say they are aiming for herd immunity with three quarters vaccinated in March. But the differences remain between the country’s Jewish and Arab populations in terms of who registers for the vaccine.

Israel has vaccinated two million people with the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in just three weeks, thanks in part to a nationally run healthcare service with four health funds.

However, the utilization rate has been comparatively lower among the country’s Arab society, which tends to have more suspicions about vaccines. However, a media campaign seems to be succeeding in changing attitudes towards getting a jab.

FRANCE 24’s Irris Makler and Gwendoline Debono have this report. To watch, click on the video player above.