Israel vaccinates 50% of its population

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said on Friday that Israel has administered at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose to 50 percent of its 9.3 million population.
Israel counts East Jerusalem Palestinians, who have been included in the vaccine campaign that began on Dec 19, as part of its population. Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip are not part of the Israeli campaign.
Edelstein said 35 percent of Israel’s population had received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, putting them on course to receive a so-called “Green Pass” with access to leisure sites that the country has been gradually reopening.