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Health Ministry recommends vaccinating teens aged 12-15 who have risk factors

The Health Ministry has recommended vaccinating some teenagers aged 12-15 against COVID-19 if they suffer from specific risk factor, despite the global recommendation against inoculating anyone under the age of 16 due to the lack of clinical trial on that population, Channel 13 news reports.

The report says the list of medical conditions enabling vaccination includes morbid obesity, kidney failure, sickle cell disease, chronic lung diseases and heart failure.

It adds that the recommendation isn’t sweeping and that each individual must get a doctor’s approval in accordance with their condition.

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