Israel may soon vaccinate its children, according to country's Virus Chief
Israel's 12-16 age group accounts for approximately 7.75% of the country's population
Vaccinating at a world-record pace, Israel says it aims to have administered one or both shots to 5 million of its 9 million citizens, and reopen the economy, by mid-March.
"The fact that children under the age of 16 are not currently getting vaccinated is certainly troubling, in terms of the ability to achieve herd immunity," he told 103 FM radio."I reckon that, in another month or two, there will be another cohort - the aged-12 and higher - that we can vaccinate." Around 7.75% of Israel's population are between the ages of 12 and 16, according to Central Bureau of Statistics data.