Israel has begun to vaccinate children between 5 and 11 years of age against the coronavirus
Tel Aviv, Israel-Israel began vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 years with the coronavirus on Tuesday.
The country recently emerged from the fourth wave of COVID, and the daily infection rate in the past few weeks has been relatively low. However, statistics from the Ministry of Health show that a large proportion of new infections have occurred in children and adolescents.
Children between the ages of 5 and 11 account for nearly half of active cases. Officials hope that the new vaccination campaign will help reduce the number and possibly avoid a new wave.
Israeli media reported that people of this age have low demand for these lenses on the first day. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is expected to accompany his 9-year-old son David to vaccinate later on Tuesday to encourage parents to vaccinate their children.
Israel has a population of over 9 million, has infected more than 1.3 million people since the beginning of the pandemic, and has killed more than 8,100 people.