Professor Galia Rahav, director of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Sheba Hospital – Tel Hashomer, said today (Saturday) that she believes that “children under the age of 12 will be vaccinated in Israel by the end of 2021.” Professor Rahav made the remarks at a “cultural” event held in Be’er Sheva, hosted by journalist Roi Katz.
The unit for infectious diseases added, on the subject of the corona vaccine, that “we do not yet know how many more times we will need to be vaccinated against the corona.” In addition, she criticized the treatment of corona in Israel and claimed that the treatment of the disease was “quite on the face”. Rahav attacked the HMOs for delaying the administration of the drug Regeneron to Corona patients.
As you may recall, last month NBC claimed that the emergency clearance for a vaccine for children under 12 to Corona is expected to arrive before winter and the US Food and Drug Administration also hoped to move quickly to full approval of the vaccine for this age group.
The regulatory agency requires four to six months of vaccine follow-up for children under 12, an FDA source told the American News Network, compared to only two months required for clinical trials in the elderly population.