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Education minister opposes administering COVID vaccines in schools

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton in Jerusalem on June 14, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/FLASH90)
Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton in Jerusalem on June 14, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/FLASH90)

Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton denies reports she’s going head to head with the Health Ministry over its plan on the reopening of schools in September amid the pandemic.

She decries the “false reports and disinformation” on the issue.

Shasha-Biton also says she opposes administering vaccines in schools.

“Children have been dealing with emotional crises from the past year and we can’t apply further social pressure on them within schools,” she says.

“The health minister and I are cooperating, having fruitful discussions, reaching agreements and standing together behind the… best plan for teaching staff, students and their parents,” she says.

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