120,000 Moderna coronavirus vaccines land at Ben-Gurion

"I am working to bring millions more vaccines to Israeli citizens to get out of the coronavirus pandemic once and for all," Netanyahu said on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes the first shipment of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel, December 9, 2020 (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes the first shipment of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel, December 9, 2020
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
A delivery of 120,000 Moderna coronavirus vaccines landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Thursday, The Jerusalem Post's sister publication Maariv reported.
The shipment in question arrived on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany, aboard a Jumbo 747 aircraft from CAL Cargo Airlines. Teams from the Maman cargo company are preparing to unload the plane and transport the vaccines.
On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the first shipment of Moderna vaccines was expected to arrive in Israel the following day.
In a video he posted on social media, Netanyahu said, "We will give these vaccines to people who cannot reach the HMO, who are isolated in their homes or who for any other reason cannot reach the injection sites."
"This is the company's first shipment, and more will come. I am working to bring millions more vaccines to Israeli citizens to get out of the coronavirus pandemic once and for all," Netanyahu said.
Moderna announced earlier this week that Israel's Health Ministry had approved the coronavirus vaccine that it had developed and that the supply of 6 million vaccine doses promised to Israel would begin soon.

Translated by Idan Zonshine.