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Health Ministry okays vaccines for kids 5-11; start of campaign to be announced in coming days

Illustrative: A girl, 6, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 at Lurie Children's hospital in Chicago, November 5, 2021. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Illustrative: A girl, 6, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 at Lurie Children's hospital in Chicago, November 5, 2021. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash approves giving COVID-19 vaccines to kids ages 5-11, adopting the recommendation made by a government panel of medical experts last week.

A Health Ministry statement says the start date of the vaccine campaign will be announced in the coming days.

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