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Senior health official downplays positive news on Pfizer vaccine’s efficacy on children

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, during a briefing on March 15, 2021. (Screenshot / GPO)
Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, during a briefing on March 15, 2021. (Screenshot / GPO)

The head of public health services in the Health Ministry, Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, downplays an earlier announcement from BioNTech-Pfizer that said its vaccine showed 100 percent efficacy against the coronavirus in 12- to 15-year-olds.

“I do not think we should run to vaccinate children,” Alroy-Preis tells Ynet, adding that the announcement is good news but that Israel will wait until the FDA gives its approval for vaccinating young teens.

“I believe we will lead the world as we led in vaccinating pregnant women,” she adds.

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