#COVID-19: Israeli Prime minister Volunteers to be the first to Test Vaccine. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be the first person in his country to be given Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.
Netanyahu made the announcement Wednesday in front of a just-landed aircraft at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, which had been carrying the first batches of the vaccine to arrive in the Jewish state.
The 71-year-old prime minister explained that he had decided to get the shot early to encourage others to not fear the immunization.
“I believe in this vaccine, I expect it to get the requisite approvals in the coming days. I want the citizens of Israel to be vaccinated, and in order to do that, I want to serve as an example to them, and I plan to be the first inoculated with the vaccine in Israel,” Netanyahu remarked.