The State Control Committee responsible for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines toured on Tuesday the vaccination complex of the Maccabi Healthcare Services HMO at the Israel Air Force Center in Herzliya.

The facility has the capability to administer 1,300 vaccination shots every day, seven days a week. Maccabi Healthcare Services officials told the committee that the Israeli public is responding very well to the corona vaccination drive, and that there are enough doses for all of the HMO’s members.

On the first day of the drive, some 52,000 people scheduled appointments to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus, according to Maccabi officials.

“We reached a situation where our hotline received some 7,000 calls a second,” said Sigal Dadon Levi, an executive manager at Macabbi. “We prepared in advance for the corona vaccination drive, and we are prepared to vaccinate in designated vaccination complexes outside the clinics. We call on members of Maccabi to come get vaccinated.”