The Ministry of Health in Israel is seriously thinking of initiating a vaccination rollout for Israeli children ages 5-11.
On Monday, the Ministry of Health led CEO Prof. Nachman Ash, with the CEOs of the four kupot cholim (HMOs) in Israel joining him. Prof. Ash announced their plans for a pediatric vaccination drive which would start within a month.
Sources said the epidemiological team will meet next week after the FDA has apparently approved the vaccine and will decide whether to recommend the childhood vaccine or to leave it to parents to decide.
The team will also discuss the issuance of green passes for children.
Giving a vaccine to children is popular in Israel as a survey last week in which 680 parents participated stated that 48% of parents were eager to vaccinate their children, while 23% were against the vaccination.
Meanwhile, based on the same survey we learned that 60% of all parents made it clear that studies on vaccine safety and side effects will help them make a decision.