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Health Ministry says final decision on COVID shots for kids to come next week

An Israeli girl receives a COVID-19 vaccine injection at a Clalit vaccination center in Jerusalem, on June 24, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
An Israeli girl receives a COVID-19 vaccine injection at a Clalit vaccination center in Jerusalem, on June 24, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Health Ministry’s panel of experts concludes its five-hour live-streamed hearing over the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11.

The final decision in the matter is expected early next week, says Dr. Boaz Lev, the Health Ministry’s ombudsman. Lev says the decision over whether to make that final hearing public or not will be made in the coming days.

The Health Ministry is widely expected to follow the US Federal Drug Administration’s lead and approve the vaccine for children under 12. But the ministry is going through every step necessary in the most transparent way possible to ease the fears among many parents and convince them to bring their children to get the shot.

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