PH gets support from Israeli vaccine experts

June 23, 2021 Willy M. Balasa 192 views

VACCINE experts from Israel are in the country to help the government enhance its COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

The members of the Israeli medical sxperts — Dr. Avraham Ben-Zaken, Dr. Adam Segal and Dr. Dafna Segol — arrived Sunday afternoon at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on an Emirates Airlines flight.

Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez personally welcomed the medical delegates upon arrival at the premier airport.

Galvez, who is also the chief implementor of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, said the Israel iexperts will help the Philippines to improve the vaccine rollout.

The three Israeli medical experts visited the Solaire Hotel ReVACCINE experts from Israel are in the country to help the government enhance its COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

The members of the Israeli Medical Experts — Dr. Avraham Ben-Zaken, Dr. Adam Segal and Dr. Dafna Segol — arrived Sunday afternoon at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on an Emirates Airlines flight. “ Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez personally welcomed the medical delegates upon arrival at the premier airport.

Galvez, who is also the chief implementor of the National Task Force Against Covid-19, said the Israel iexperts will help the Philippines to improve the vaccine rollout.

The three Israeli medical experts visited the Solaire Hotel Resort and Casino to observe the quarantine facility and discussed strategies on vaccine deployment, transition to the new normal, as well as addressing vaccine hesitancy.

At present, Ben-Zaken said 80 percent of the total population of Israel has been vaccinated. As a result, Israel has officially dropped its outdoors face mass policy on April 18, after inoculating more than half of its population with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.

The government is contemplating on adopting Israel’s interventions on increasing public uptake, which is to provide incentives for vaccine recipients and restrictions for those who are yet to get COVID-19 jabs.

The NTF head said Israel’s method allows people who have received the jabs to increase their mobility and slowly return to normalcy, while those who have not been vaccinated will still need to follow quarantine protocols.

“Israel’s vaccination program has been highly successful,” said Galvez, adding it opened schools and revived economic activities.“

The medical mission of Israel medical experts was organized through the effort of Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Philippine National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19.“

Meanwhile, Ambassador Alberto Macairog of the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv thanked the Israel government for supporting anti-COVID-19 response and vaccination program of the Philippines.

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