The 66-year-old man who died of swine flu in Tel Aviv’s Beilinson Hospital on Sunday did have the vaccination, officials report. Health Ministry officials report that the vaccine takes three weeks from the inoculation date before the recipient is protected and in the case of the niftar, it was less than three weeks since he received the vaccine.
Health Ministry officials fear a new outbreak of the illness, urging citizens to report to their HMO for the vaccination which is now available to the general population.
The updated death toll in Eretz Yisrael from swine flu is now 85.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)