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Israel to reportedly start giving COVID vaccines to kids ages 5-11 next week

This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. (Pfizer via AP, File)
This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. (Pfizer via AP, File)

Starting next week, Israel will kick off its national campaign to administer coronavirus vaccines to kids aged 5-11, Channel 12 news reports.

Shipments of the special doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children are expected to arrive in the coming days, according to Hebrew media reports.

Last week, a government panel made up of medical experts gave the approval to give vaccines to kids in that age group, but no official date has been announced for when the shots will start to be available.

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