DECEMBER 23, 2021 - Tel Aviv-Yafo is vaccinating children aged 6 and up to continue fighting the spread of the corona pandemic
The kickoff of children vaccinations in primary schools in Tel Aviv-Yafo - so far about 150 pupils have been vaccinated.
The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality began today (Thursday) a Corona vaccination campaign for children in elementary schools throughout the city, following the spread of the Omicron strain and the increase in positive cases. This was done in an effort the enable the normal continuation of the municipal education system. The operation was conducted in full cooperation with Pemi, a member of the city's central parent committee.
Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo: "We are on the verge of a fifth wave of the pandemic, which may be more intense than the previous ones. It is important that we show solidarity and personal responsibility, so, this week we will start vaccinating children aged 6 and over, in schools and during school hours - just like all other children's vaccines given in schools. Do not say - it will not happen to us. The children need to be vaccinated! "
Due to the semester break within the Arab sector, the operation began today (23/12) during school hours in elementary schools in Jaffa. Today, vaccinations will also be carried out in the afternoon in the Kfir and Droyanov elementary schools and in the community center in Beit Dani. So far, we about 150pupils have been vaccinated as part of the operation. Starting next week, the campaign will expand to all elementary schools in the city.
From Sunday (26/12) onwards, the campaign will be expanded, and vaccinations will be carried out in all elementary schools throughout the city during school hours, with vaccination complexes also opening in some schools in the afternoon. In the afternoon, pupils who are from different schools will also be able to come and get vaccinated in the schools that offer the vaccine.
The full list of schools where vaccinations will take place daily will be updated on the municipality's website.
Full details on vaccination locations and hours of operation on the municipality's website [hebrew] - https://bit.ly/3FpXewv
Attached are photos to be used. Photo credit: Kfir Sivan
In the photos: the children of the Achva school in Jaffa.