Adverse events are thoroughly reviewed and Pfizer meets regularly with the Vaccine Safety Department of the Israeli Ministry of Health to review data, it said.
Israel had held off making its 12 to 15-year-old population eligible for the vaccines, pending the Health Ministry report.
In parallel to publishing those findings, a ministry committee approved vaccinating the adolescents, a senior official said.
“The committee gave the green light for vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds, and this will be possible as of next week,” Nachman Ash, Israel’s pandemic-response coordinator, told Radio 103 FM. “The efficacy of the vaccine outweighs the risk.”
Published at Wed, 02 Jun 2021 15:08:00 +0000