Israel on Sunday approved for COVID-19 Vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11.
The Health Department’s decision follows US health authorities’ approval earlier this month to allow the vaccine to be used in the same age group.
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Israel was one of the first countries in the world to launch a mass vaccination campaign for adults and adolescents earlier this year and became the first country to launch a widespread vaccination campaign this summer. summer.
Experts say Israel’s aggressive vaccination efforts have helped limit the spread of the coronavirus and brought a recent wave of delta variants under control. But the coronavirus has been seen continuing to spread among unvaccinated populations, including children.
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In a statement, the Department of Health said its Superintendent, Dr Nachman Ash, had accepted recommendations from expert advisors on the administration of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines to children. It said the majority of advisors believe the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks.
The ministry said it will announce the campaign start date in the coming days. Israeli media said that vaccination of this vaccine is expected to start next week.
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