In a show of gratitude, more than 30,000 Filipinos in Israel have received free coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines shots.
Filipino caregivers, agriculture students, staff of the Philippine embassy, as well as those with expired working permits were among those who were given free Pfizer vaccine shots.
“Israel is thankful for the Filipino caregivers for helping the elderly and the disabled Israeli citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak. For many years, the Israeli government has been providing the Filipino caregivers with full access to the advanced medical services of our country,” Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz said in a statement.
“The free access to COVID-19 vaccine is another way of thanking them and ensuring their health and safety,” he added. (Jaleen Ramos)