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Close to 2,000 hospitalized with flu in Israel, says Health Ministry

Medical staff at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital wear safety gear as they work in the hospital's newly reopened COVID ward in Jerusalem on December 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Medical staff at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital wear safety gear as they work in the hospital's newly reopened COVID ward in Jerusalem on December 27, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Health Ministry reports that 1,849 Israelis are currently hospitalized with the flu, including 605 children and 124 pregnant women and new mothers.

New cases are continuing to rise among both the young and old, says the ministry.

The ministry says that the majority of those with the flu are infected with a strain that this year’s flu shot protects against, and urges vaccine for anyone over 6 months old.

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