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Vaccinations for children aged between 5 and 11 approved in Israel

 - COVID-19 - Jul 29
Vaccinations for children aged between 5 and 11 approved in Israel

Israel’s Ministry for Health has just approved the vaccination children between the ages of 5 and 11 to receive a vaccination if they are “at significant risk of serious illness or death” from COVID-19.

A spokesperson for the ministry told AFP that such an authorisation is of special nature and vaccinations will be studied and given on a case-to-case basis, with the ministry issuing a list of medical problems which advise vaccination on Tuesday.

Special cases include children with brain heart or lung problems, severe immunosuppression, sickle cell anaemia, pulmonary hypertension and severe obesity and will receive a dose of 0.1 millilitres of Pfizer/BioNTech which accounts for one third of a regular vaccine.

The country’s initial vaccine rollout was highly regarded as one of the world’s fastest rollouts, delivering double doses to over 55% of the population.

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