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Health officials said weighing allowing vaccinated Israelis to test themselves at home

Cars line up at a drive-through COVID-19 testing center in Jerusalem, on January 3, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Cars line up at a drive-through COVID-19 testing center in Jerusalem, on January 3, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Health officials are considering allowing vaccinated Israelis to test themselves on their own using at-home antigen rapid testing kits, Channel 12 reports.

The idea is being weighed in order to address long lines at overwhelmed testing sites across the country.

Also being considered is only requiring those above the age of 50, those with pre-existing conditions and unvaccinated children to use PCR tests, as opposed to the quicker antigen tests.

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