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Israel: IDF becomes world’s first military to complete coronavirus vaccination effort


Army says no COVID-19 fatalities, only one severe case registered in its ranks since March 2020

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Thursday the completion of its COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination campaign for servicemen.

The IDF is the world’s first military force — and largest organization — to finish its inoculation effort, the army said in a press release.

According to the IDF, 79 percent of the army’s personnel have either received two Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine jabs or fully recovered from COVID-19.

The army said that the vaccination campaign was conducted via 22 designated complexes spread out across the country for greater accessibility.

The vaccines were delivered in a similar way as in the civilian society, with the medical staff first in the line for their jabs, followed by high-risk individuals and combat personnel necessary for sustaining the army’s battleground capabilities.

The IDF will continue to enforce the COVID-19 safety rules in its ranks, the army said, adding that it will also “continue to invest significant resources” into the health of service members.

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