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TV report claims decision made to bar unvaccinated kids from schools; PM’s office denies it

13-year-old Tomer Zarfati receives his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary Clalit health care center in Jerusalem, August 29, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
A young Israeli receives his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary Clalit health care center in Jerusalem, August 29, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

An Israeli television report asserts students 12 and over will be barred from school if they don’t get vaccinated or display a negative coronavirus test result, a claim by the Prime Minister’s Office.

The network says the reported decision was made at a meeting today attended by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and top health officials.

“The report about the decision made at a deliberation led by the prime minister, according to which an unvaccinated student won’t be allowed to enter school, is not true,” Bennett’s spokesman says in a statement.

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