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Health Ministry readying to approve vaccines for youths at risk

An Israeli youth receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv on July 6, 2021. (Jamal Awad/Flash90)
An Israeli youth receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Tel Aviv on July 6, 2021. (Jamal Awad/Flash90)

The Health Ministry has asked health maintenance organizations to get ready to vaccinate children under 12 with serious pre-existing conditions, reports Channel 12 News.

A very limited number of youths under 12 years old have received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. This directive, which has yet to be finalized by the Health Ministry, would expand that figure and set a precedent for the rest of the world.

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