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Israel said due to begin giving COVID boosters to some kids 5 and up

Kids ages 5-11 receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a Clalit vaccination center in the Golan Heights town of Katzrin, December 16, 2021. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)
Kids ages 5-11 receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a Clalit vaccination center in the Golan Heights town of Katzrin, December 16, 2021. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)

The Health Ministry has decided to start offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to kids over 5 years old who had their initial shots at least three months ago, Channel 12 news reports.

According to the network, the heads of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) have been instructed to begin administering the boosters, with some 1,000 children initially eligible for the shots. Most children that age only became eligible for vaccination in November.

The reports says kids 5-11 will receive a third dose of Pfizer’s version of the vaccine designed for children.

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