Vaccination: Now They’re Targeting Kids and Young People

ER Editor: Now they’ve softened us up with vaccinating the elderly, caregivers and adults in general, they’re moving onto young people and even children.
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We remind readers that Israel is one of the countries on the frontline of vaccinating its citizens, along with the UK. Such countries, including Portugal and Gibraltar, are now seeing alarming rates of infection and deaths post-vaccination while MSM reports do their level best to avoid making the connection between vaccination and infection/death. See Some Very Disturbing Facts Related to Mass Vaccination [VIDEO]. Below is a brief compilation of reports on Israel’s latest vaccination move, starting today, as well as Fauci’s recent announcement to begin vaccine testing on children (under 16).
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Notice in the Web24 News and Haaretz reports, vaccine hesitancy seems to be happening in Israel. And now this – they’re taking vaccination to the lowest recommended age. And Fauci is recommending children be test-vaccinated knowing full well they aren’t particularly affected by the virus nor are they spreaders. 
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Israel Expands Vaccination Campaign – Everyone Over 16

WEB24 NEWS

In Israel, everyone over the age of 16 can be vaccinated against the coronavirus from Thursday. The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that the health insurance companies had received a corresponding instruction.

Even citizens under 35, who were previously exempt, can now make vaccination appointments. However, the health insurance companies are still required to concentrate their efforts on people over 50 and non-mobile people.

Israel Expands Vaccination Campaign - Everyone Over 16

© Keystone/AP/Oded Balilty

Most recently, the willingness to vaccinate in Israel decreased significantly, as confirmed by the health insurance companies Meuhedet and Maccabi. While the daily vaccination counts were often over 200,000 in the past month, it was only over 100,000 in the last few days.

Since the vaccination campaign began in Israel on December 19, more than 3.2 million people in the country have received the first vaccination against the coronavirus. That’s a third of the population. Around 1.8 million Israelis have already been vaccinated twice. At the same time, the number of infections in the small Mediterranean country remains very high.

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Israel to Extend COVID Vaccine Drive to Anyone Over 16 Starting Thursday

The expanded drive will make an additional 1.7 million people eligible for the vaccine, as the daily rate of inoculation falls by almost half

IDO EFRATI

Israel is set to expand its coronavirus vaccination campaign to include Israelis of all age groups, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday, as daily vaccination figures drop and demand for the vaccine among priority groups decreases.

Until now, vaccine eligibility has been limited to people 35 and older, or those in specific priority groups, such as medical workers and educational staff. The Health Ministry told health care providers to prepare to expand the COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Thursday to include anyone over 16.

According to Health Ministry estimates, expanding eligibility to 18-35-year-olds would apply to some 1.7 million Israelis. 26 percent of people in their 20s – about 300,000 Israelis – already got vaccinated, either because they are in a priority group, or due to dose surplus in previous vaccination rounds.

Roughly 5.15 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Israel, when taking into account both first and second doses, according to the ministry’s data. More than 3.25 million people (35.7 percent of the population) have received the first dose of the vaccine, after about 70,000 people received the first dose of the vaccine on Tuesday. Of this figure, almost 1.9 million people (20.8 percent of the population) received the second dose of the vaccination – about 30,000 of them on Tuesday.

Speaking at a press briefing at the Health Ministry in Jerusalem on Tuesday night, Netanyahu emphasized that the government’s strategy is to vaccinate at least 90 percent of Israelis 50 and older within the next two weeks and “gradually” begin reopening Israel next week. “It’s attainable. 77 percent of them are already vaccinated,” he said.

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Children may be able to get COVID-19 vaccine this spring, Fauci says

LIA EUSTACHEWICH for the New York Post

The COVID-19 vaccine may be rolled out to children starting as early as the spring, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday.

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said that trials will begin sometime over the next couple of months to test the vaccines’ efficacy among the country’s youngest population.

“Hopefully, by the time we get to the late spring, early summer, we will have children able to be vaccinated according to the FDA’s guidance,” Fauci said during a White House COVID-19 ­briefing.

Fauci described the upcoming trials as “age de-escalation testing” that will allow researchers to analyze vaccine efficacy among a smaller batch of children — “hundreds to a couple of thousands,” he said.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pointed to recent school data to reiterate that children have decreased rates of transmissibility of COVID-19.

Currently, Pfizer’s vaccine is authorized for those ages 16 and up, while Moderna’s is approved for adults 18 and older. Both vaccines — the only ones approved for use in the US so far — require two doses weeks apart.

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