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Government experts say only vaccinated teachers should teach in person

A panel of experts advising the government recommends that only vaccinated teachers be allowed to teach in person when the lockdown is lifted, according to Hebrew reports.

Just 53 percent of teachers have received the first dose of the vaccine, and 27% both doses, despite being prioritized for eligibility.

The experts further recommend opening kindergarten to second grade in low-infection areas, as well as resuming classes for 11th and 12th graders — but only if the teenage students are vaccinated.

It recommends keeping schools in high-infection towns and cities closed for the time being.

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