search

First shipment of COVID vaccines for under-12s to arrive Wednesday — report

Leo Hahn, 11, gets the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Leo Hahn, 11, gets the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The first shipment of the Pfizer COVID vaccine designated for children ages 5-11 is slated to arrive in Israel on Wednesday, reports the Ynet news site.

According to the news report, the shipment will contain hundreds of thousands of the vaccine doses, which are about one-third of the dosage of the adult vaccine.

The Health Ministry formally approved administering the COVID vaccine to children ages 5-11 yesterday, and the rollout of the shots is expected to begin shortly after the shipment’s arrival.

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed