Israeli doctor: 600 at-risk children got COVID shot without major side effects

Israel has so far vaccinated some 600 children between 12 and 16 in at-risk groups against the coronavirus with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and has seen no significant side effects from the shot, a top health official tells The Guardian.

“We have so far immunized somewhere around 600 children,” Dr. Boaz Lev, a top member of the Health Ministry’s advisory team to the cabinet, says. “We didn’t see any major side effects; even minor ones are quite rare. This is encouraging.”

Pfizer recently enrolled over 2,000 children over 12 for clinical trials and hopes to have results within a few months.