Israel starts vaccinations for over-fives

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Israel has begun vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 against the coronavirus. Although the vaccination campaign officially started on Tuesday, some children were administered the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine in some locations the day before. Coronavirus commissioner Salman Sarka spoke of a “celebration for children and parents who can now protect their children,” according to media reports. Thousands of vaccination appointments had already been booked with health insurance companies. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett had called on parents to have their children vaccinated, stressing that the vaccine was…

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