Israel to start vaccinating 12-15yrs against COVID-19




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Israel it will start vaccinating adolescents between age 12 and 15 against Coronavirus (-19) next week, Ministry of said a statement on Wednesday.

vaccination Israel began on Dec. 20, 2020, with first phase targeting medical staff, people aged over 65, and chronic patients.

Since then, the age of eligibility has been gradually lowered and people from 16-year and above are currently receiving the jab.

The decision to expand the age range taken after the by the ministry warned about a probable link between the second dose of Pfizer -19 vaccine and myocarditis or inflammation of the heart muscle.

The ministry said that the vaccine effective and safe, adding that the risks of -19 complications were higher than those of the vaccine.

“The of myocardial cases Israel found after observing aged between 16 and 19.

“Till date, more than 5.45 million people have received the Pfizer vaccine in Israel or 58.4 per cent of the total ,’’ the ministry said.

(Xinhua/NAN)