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Vaccine Might Not Set Us Free: Growing Frustration in Israel

Getting the shot provides Israelis with a “green passport” (certificate of vaccination) that, among other things, exempts the holder from the quarantine ordeal. But Channel 12 News reported at the weekend that officials at the Ministry of Health are considering canceling the exemption amid concerns that vaccinated persons can still carry and spread COVID-19.

Prof. Gabi Barbash, who last year lead the government’s coronavirus task force, told Channel 12 that “vaccination alone won’t get the job done. We still don’t know for certain that vaccination will prevent a person from being infected.”

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