Tel Aviv: Israel on Tuesday started anti-Covid vaccination of children between the ages of five and 11 years. Israel recently recovered from the fourth wave of the Covid epidemic, and daily cases of infection have also been relatively low for the past few weeks, but health ministry figures show that most children and adolescents are affected by new infections. Huh. About half of the patients under treatment are children between the ages of five and 11.
Officials hope the new vaccination campaign will help reduce infections and perhaps put an end to a new wave. According to Israeli media, the number of people vaccinated on the first day of vaccination for this age group has been small. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is expected to arrive with his son today to encourage parents to vaccinate their children.
Israel, with a population of over nine million, has infected more than 1.3 million people and killed more than 8,100 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.