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Rambam Hospital opens vaccinations to general public over 60

Online registration is required; photo ID card of vaccination offered.

A MAN receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a Meuhedet vaccination center in Jerusalem on Monday. (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
A MAN receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a Meuhedet vaccination center in Jerusalem on Monday.
(photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
On Monday morning, Rambam Hospital in Haifa will join the ranks of medical institutions and services that are mobilized to vaccinate the general population against coronavirus. 
At 7:30 a.m., Rambam's vaccination system will open to the general population – only over the age of 60 at this stage. Every citizen who meets the eligibility definitions in terms of age (insured by all HMOs free of charge) is invited to sign up for a vaccination appointment here
Those who arrive without an appointment set up in the online system will not be able to get vaccinated.
So far, more than 5,000 people have been vaccinated at Rambam. The vaccine is given in two doses. Those who are vaccinated at Rambam are to return to the hospital 21 days after receiving the first vaccine in order to receive the second dose. The vaccine has a 95% success rate.
Rambam also offers those who come to get vaccinated a photo at the end of the vaccination in order to later issue a card with a photo confirming that the cardholder is vaccinated as required.
 
The IDF will also be initiating vaccinations among its ranks on Monday, with some 6,000 soldiers and officers set to receive the vaccine.
Meanwhile, the Teachers Union declared a labor dispute on Sunday afternoon and demanded that all teaching staff be vaccinated immediately.


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