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Health Ministry to call for children to be vaccinated — reports

Health Ministry director Chezy Levy and the heads of Israel’s health funds will urge parents to get children between the ages of 12 and 15 vaccinated as quickly as possible, according to Hebrew-language media reports.

Vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds in Israel began two weeks ago, but the Health Ministry did not issue a direct recommendation for teens to get vaccinated.

Only 24.9 percent of Israelis between the ages of 10 and 19 have received a single dose; the shot is not available to those under 12.

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