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Experts urge booster for teens as COVID cases rise

Israeli boy Itamar, 5, receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Meuhedet Healthcare Services Organization in Tel Aviv, on November 22, 2021, as Israel begins its coronavirus vaccination campaign for 5 to 11-year-olds. (Jack Guez/AFP)
Israeli boy Itamar, 5, receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Meuhedet Healthcare Services Organization in Tel Aviv, on November 22, 2021, as Israel begins its coronavirus vaccination campaign for 5 to 11-year-olds. (Jack Guez/AFP)

A study by a team of Hebrew University of Jerusalem experts warns that the new uptick in COVID cases is being driven by the unvaccinated, primarily children and teenagers.

It urges the government to approve a booster shot for teenagers and encourage the vaccination of children, a policy which was officially rolled out today.

The report is being presented to the government coronavirus cabinet.

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