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Health Ministry expected to recommend expanding vaccine drive to teens 16-18

A Health Ministry committee is expected to recommend the coronavirus vaccine next be offered to teenagers aged 16 to 18, to enable the winter bagrut matriculation exams to go ahead, according to Hebrew media reports.

The committee is meeting to discuss how to expand the inoculation drive.

Earlier, coronavirus czar Nachman Ash indicated the ministry could open it up to all age groups as early as next week.

Currently, Israelis under 40 are eligible for the shot, with some health providers scheduling appointments to those over 35.

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