Senior Health Ministry officials tonight estimated the vaccination operation will commence in just a few days.
According to Channel 13 News, the first to receive the vaccine are the medical staff. This week, hundreds of thousands of Pfizer vaccines are expected to land at Ben Gurion Airport, and Moderna's are expected towards the end of the month.
The Health Ministry sent samples of the vaccines received in the country to a laboratory in the UK to verify that these were indeed the vaccines ordered.
Also, the Health Ministry is considering first allowing vaccines for everyone and only then to prioritize.
The Health Ministry says they will commence the operation in the entire population in the first few weeks. If there seems to be an onslaught of demand, only then will they begin to prioritize.