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Report: Pfizer halts vaccine shipments to Israel

Pfizer held up a shipment of 700,000 doses of its vaccine against the coronavirus over concern that a transitional government will not pay the bill. The shipment had been expected to arrive on Sunday, The Jerusalem Post reported. Pfizer told the newspaper that it had fulfilled its initial agreement with Israel for vaccines, and that it is working with the government to renegotiate the agreement and provide more doses. Additional doses would make it possible to inoculate pre-teens and children, and have doses on hand for booster shots should they become necessary.