Giving It a Shot: The Israeli Expats Flying Home for a COVID-19 Vaccine

With Israel leading the way with its coronavirus vaccine rollout, Israelis overseas are returning to get inoculated – even though they know not everyone will welcome them with open arms

Danielle Ziri
Shachar Peled
New York/London
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Danielle Ziri
Shachar Peled
New York/London

NEW YORK/LONDON – As Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination blitz continues, Israelis overseas are returning home to get inoculated, leaving countries of residence where the vaccine remains scarce.  

“It was very clear to me that the vaccines in the United States won’t get to young people without preexisting conditions in the coming months,” says Keren, an Israeli living in New York who did not want her full name published. 

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