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Israel begins vaccinating children as young as five years old

Israel has begun vaccinating children as young as five years old, making it the first among a handful of other countries to vaccinate children this young.

Children aged 5 to 11 will now be vaccinated as the country experiences a “children’s wave” of the virus, according to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

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Authorities in Israel had already begun inoculating those aged 12 to 17 but decided to lower the age following trials from Pfizer and recommendations from a panel of Israeli scientists.

Although the campaign was originally supposed to start today, vaccines were already being administered last night.

Speaking outside a clinic giving Pfizer jabs to children, Heli Nave stated, “Right now during the epidemic, the best tool to protect our children is vaccination” while adding, “it is not an easy decision at all”.

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IMAGE – Sassson Tiram/”201214-D-BN624-0811″ (CC BY 2.0) by U.S. Secretary of Defense

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