MANILA – Thousands of Filipino caregivers, students, and diplomats in Israel have been vaccinated towards coronavirus illness 2019 (Covid-19) for free, the Israel Embassy in Manila reported Wednesday.
The free inoculation is a part of the Israeli authorities’s vaccination drive to immunize all residents in the nation, no matter their citizenship standing.
Around 5.2 million individuals have to this point been administered with a minimum of one dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in Israel, 30,000 of whom are Filipino caregivers and 400 are change students.
Filipinos with expired working permits in addition to the workers of the Philippine Embassy in Israel additionally obtained the free Pfizer photographs.
Israel Ambassador to Manila Rafael Harpaz stated this free entry to vaccines is one other manner of expressing Israel’s gratitude to the abroad Filipino employees, notably caregivers working in their nation.
“Israel is grateful for the Filipino caregivers for serving to the aged and the disabled Israeli residents in the course of 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,” he stated.
Harpaz added that Israel has been taking “excellent care” of the Filipino caregivers whereas citing a 2018 settlement signed in the course of the go to of President Rodrigo Duterte to Israel.
Israel in current months has additionally supported the Philippine authorities in its pandemic response by donating private protecting tools to the front-liners of the Department of National Defense and the Philippine National Police, and tools to help the Department of Education in implementing distance studying.
The Embassy stated Israel would proceed sharing its expertise and information in emergency and Covid-19 response via webinars, programs, and joint conferences. (PNA)