JERUSALEM (JTA) – Three more Israelis died with the swine flu, as the country’s health system began its inoculation campaign against the virus.
Israel’s Health Ministry announced Sunday that the three deaths in recent days of the N1H1 virus brings to 39 the number of Israelis that have died with swine flu since April.
Vaccines against the flu were scheduled to be administered beginning Monday to hospital and other health care personnel in Israel.
On Wednesday, the Israeli health funds will begin inoculating those with underlying health problems between the ages of 3 and 65, according to reports. About 1 million people fall into these categories, according to reports, and Israel currently has only about 300,000 vaccines available, although more are scheduled to be delivered by the end of the month.
Some 2.3 million inoculations are expected to arrive in Israel by the end of March, the Jerusalem Post reported.