Israel giving 'symbolic' amounts of COVID vaccines to Honduras, others

FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” are placed on dry ice in this illustration taken, December 5, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is giving “symbolic” amount of surplus COVID-19 vaccines to the Palestinians and to several countries, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement on Tuesday.

An Israeli official said Honduras was among the recipients. Israel has been importing Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc vaccines and, according to the Health Ministry, has administered them to almost 50% of its 9 million population.

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