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Israel is a vaccination leader, but it labors to reach Arab citizens

The narrow roads of Daliyat el-Karmel, outside Haifa, were jammed on a recent afternoon.

Hundreds of Jewish Israelis had poured into the hilltop Druze town after hearing there were 900 extra doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available at a vaccination center. The perishable doses had to be used that evening, or be thrown out.

Some Druze who arrived to be vaccinated were ushered to the front of what became a long line snaking down the main street. But they were far outnumbered by their Jewish counterparts, a vivid illustration of a public health challenge facing the country.

Israel has been making international headlines as a vaccine rollout machine as it seeks to become the first country to reach communitywide

Drafting Arab doctorsVaccinating PalestiniansOne doctor’s campaign 

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