/Covid-19: Israel will offer vaccination for minors over 12 in schools as soon as the school year begins
Covid 19: Israel Will Offer Vaccination For Minors Over 12 In

Covid-19: Israel will offer vaccination for minors over 12 in schools as soon as the school year begins

Parental authorization will be requested in order to be able to vaccinate minors in schools.

A caregiver holds a vial of vaccine against Covid-19 in a vaccination center installed in a high school in Taibeh (Israel), August 19, 2021. (JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Israel announced Monday, August 23, the establishment of vaccination stands against Covid-19 in schools to strengthen the immunity of the youngest and stem the increase in contamination recorded in the country. Vaccination will be offered from the Back to School to students over 12 years old.

The studentss “will be vaccinated on school premises during school hours, subject to parental authorization”, The Israeli government has indicated that the start of the school year is now September 1. Pupils under 12 years old will need parental consent to be tested for the coronavirus. The country also launched Sunday a campaign of serological tests for children three years and over, in order to study, before the start of the school year, the antibodies developed by these children and thus to know if they have already been contaminated.

30% of 12-15 year olds are fully immunized

In localities with a high rate of contamination, high schools will have to ensure that 70% of the students in a class have been vaccinated. Otherwise, the courses will have to be done online, said the government in a government. Currently, around 30% of adolescents aged 12-15 have received two doses of the vaccine, authorities say. A lower percentage than for other categories of the population.

The Hebrew state has recorded for a few weeks an increase in contamination linked to the spread of the Delta variant, after being one of the first countries to launch a vast vaccination campaign in December, then to authorize this summer the administration of a third dose of vaccine for people 40 years of age and over.