Report: Health Ministry moves to allow vaccination of at-risk under 16s

The Health Ministry is backing the vaccination of people under the age of 16 who are at high risk of serious COVID-19 illness, Walla news reports.

Previously the ministry did not approve inoculating those under 16. This week authorities approved vaccinating 16-18-year-olds to allow students to take their “Bagrut” matriculation exams on time.

Those aged 18-40 are still not able to vaccinate, officially, though some have done so in areas with low turnout or where health providers were seeking to use up vaccine doses before they spoil.

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