Health Ministry

The coronavirus pandemic is a marathon, not a race

Israel has to be particularly careful not to repeat the problems of the exit from the first closure.

A woman gets an influenza vaccine at a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, October 21, 2020.
No link between flu shot, boy's death after 25 recipients die - S. Korea

Health authorities have refused to suspend the preventative campaign on Thursday, citing a lack of evidence to suggest direct links between the deaths and the vaccines.

Coronavirus vaccine under development (illustrative)
'Diplomatic efforts to procure more COVID-19 vaccine candidates underway'

A senior Health Ministry official said that the ministry is trying to ensure Israeli citizens have access to a vaccine as soon as possible.

Coronavirus commissioner Prof. Ronni Gamzu
Ministers fail to decide on next stage of exit strategy

Edelstein: We need to learn lessons from reopening after first wave so we don’t have a third one.

Treatments for COVID-risk patients at center of health basket discussions

Both heart and lung treatments are facing considerations for entry into the 2021 health basket, with patients considered at risk for the coronavirus.

Israeli hospital tells dozens who weren't tested: 'You have COVID-19'

The mistake occurred due to a computing error which was fixed on the same day it was revealed.

Coronavirus czar's team members threaten to quit over haredi schools

The health minister threatened to de-fund schools that opened against regulations.

Israel finds leader for health concerns ahead of winter

Dr. Bader's appointment was made as the Health Ministry prepares for the coming winter season amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Activists hold memorial for over 2,000 dead due to COVID-19 in Israel

The news had been looming over Israelis in past days, many of whom had been expecting the country's death toll reach the 2,000 figure by tonight.

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