Israel in race to vaccinate 50 percent of kids by end of year

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that the country’s goal is to vaccinate 50 percent of children aged 5-11 by the end of December.

The remark was made in a meeting between Bennett and general managers of the country’s four health maintenance organizations, a spokesperson for Bennett said in a statement.

The managers informed Bennett of the preparation for vaccination rollout for the children.

The move came after the Israeli health ministry decided to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger children earlier this month.