Roughly 70% of Jerusalem residents have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine and nearly half got both shots, the Health Ministry reported on Thursday.
In east Jerusalem, 61% of residents, mostly Arabs, got the vaccine in contrast to 17% in February. The progress is thought to be mostly due to large-scale campaigns by the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Health Ministry. ultra-Orthodox (haredi) Jews, now at 60% compared to 33% who took the first shot in February. "More and more Jerusalem residents are getting vaccinated from all sectors," said Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion. "I call on all those who have still not done so to please go out and get vaccinated. Only then can we return to normalcy."A similar leap forward was noted among