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Israel plans vaccination of infants

Source : 112 Ukraine

Vaccination of children from 6 months of age can begin in April
14:16, 13 January 2022

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Vaccination of children is planned in Israel from the age of 6 months to five years. It may begin in April, Times of Israel reports with reference to officials of the Ministry of Health.

“In Israel vaccines are available now for everybody aged five and over. I believe by April this will be expanded for any age above six months,” Health Ministry’s director of international relations Dr. Asher Shalmon stated.

Pfizer is conducting clinical trials of the vaccine to reduce the age of vaccination of children. Earlier it was reported that in a long-term trial of children aged six months to five years "no safety problems were found."

The company is currently testing a response to a three-dose mini-dose for children under 5 years of age after finding that the two-dose approach caused a strong reaction in children aged 6 to 24 months, but was not as strong in children aged two to five years.

“My prediction is when the disease is endemic we’re going to have COVID vaccines as part of a regular vaccine schedule like MMR, so people who are born will get the vaccination schedule along with other vaccines,” top epidemiologist and government coronavirus adviser Prof. Nadav Davidovitch said.

As it was reported, Israel started offering a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine to people aged 60 and over, becoming the first country in the world to widely disseminate the extra jab to fight off the omicron strain.

Related: Quarantine restrictions intensify in Europe due to spread of Omicron strain

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