Beit El: Almost 100% of at-risk population vaccinated

Beit El will likely be first municipality in Israel and the world to vaccinate all of its elderly population against the coronavirus.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Homes in Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El
Homes in Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El
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Beit El is approaching the completion of the vaccination of all people aged 60 and over with the first dose of the vaccine, while data from the Health Ministry place Beit El at a 97% vaccination rate this age group - making Beit El the first locality in Israel to achieve this.

In Beit El, it is believed that the individuals who have not yet been vaccinated will do so in a short time, thus, for the first time in Israel and around the world, the vaccination procedure of the elderly population in fan entire community will be completed.

Beit El municipal council head Shai Alon noted, "It is impossible not to get excited after the difficult year we all went through and especially the elderly population. The expectation of returning to a normal and regular life has accompanied us for many months and now we can see the beginning of the end of the corona nightmare."

Council Secretary Shira Libman added: "The tremendous efforts we have invested over the past year have been primarily to protect the at risk population from the plague."

"To see the data on the fact that all of our dear and beloved people aged 60 and over are being vaccinated with the first dose and that we are approaching the day we so longed for is an exciting and special event."