Almost 47,000 people in the Czech Republic received their first vaccinations against Covid-19 on Wednesday, a daily record for the vaccine program.
The ministry reported 948,144 vaccine shots have been administered.
The Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš visited Israel on Wednesday to learn more about vaccine strategy and production in a country he called “a leader in technologies” and “traditional partner.” Together with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will meet with their Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday.
A group of Czech experts will be joining the Czech PM on his trip to Israel to meet with local scientists who have developed a new experimental inhaled medication against COVID-19.
In the Czech Republic, vaccinations have been vaccinated since December 27 last year. Minister of Health Jan Blatný (ANO) said last week that he wants to reach at least 35,000 Covid jabs a day in March.
So far, the limit of 35,000 vaccinations has been exceeded only twice.
The vast majority of vaccine doses administered are Pfizer/BioNTech. In addition, the Czech government is using vaccines from Moderna and AstraZeneca.
The vaccine from Johnson & Johnson could probably arrive in April.
The health ministry recorded 14,353 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, down from 15,237 cases a week earlier.
The official death toll has reached 22,624, a rise of 238 from a day earlier which also includes revisions to previous days, according to ministry data.
In total, 1.366 million infections have been recorded since March 2020. Current hospitalizations stand at 8,734, and a record-high 1,916 were in serious condition.