QUEZON CITY, March 17 (PIA) — Approximately 30,000 Filipino caregivers, 400 Agriculture college students, and the employees of the Philippine embassy in Israel have obtained the free Pfizer vaccine, whereas Filipinos with expired working permits had been additionally given free vaccine pictures, all of the goodwill, courtesy of the Israeli Government.
“Israel is grateful for the Filipino caregivers for serving to the aged and the disabled Israeli residents throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. For a few years, the Israeli authorities has been offering the Filipino caregivers with full entry to the superior medical providers of our nation,” Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz stated.
“The free entry to COVID-19 vaccine is one other method of thanking them and guaranteeing their well being and security,” Ambassador Harpaz added.
The State of Israel has develop into a world chief in COVID-19 vaccination. With a inhabitants of 9.3 million, Israel has already vaccinated 5.2 million folks, greater than a half of its inhabitants, with a minimum of one dose. 4.2 million People have obtained each pictures of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine within the nation.
As a part of the profitable vaccination marketing campaign, Israel’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has vaccinated for free anybody who’s in Israel, no matter their citizenship standing or whether or not or not they’ve insurance coverage.
Ambassador Harpaz additionally cited the historic go to of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to Israel in 2018 the place the federal government of Israel signed an settlement with the Philippine authorities to manage the working situations of the Filipinos of their nation.
“Israel all the time took excellent care of the Filipino caregivers, and particularly throughout this pandemic,” Ambassador Harpaz defined.
A yr for the reason that outbreak of the pandemic, Israel has granted vital help to the Philippines to assist its struggle in opposition to COVID-19.
The Israeli Government turned over a number of donations consisting of non-public protecting gear to the Department of National Defense and the Philippine National Police to be used of their frontliners.
Education gear had been donated to the Department of Education to assist distance studying. Israel additionally continues to share its expertise and data in emergency and pandemic response with the Philippines by webinars, programs, and joint conferences. (PIA NCR)