A recommendation by the Health Ministry to give children aged 5-11 a covid booster seems to have fallen on deaf ears with “demand close to zero” reports the state-run Kann news network. Less than 300 children got the booster since the recommendation was publicized last week compared to 200,000 children who received the first two inoculations according to the report.
The report added that the Health Ministry isn’t concerned by the results since it doesn’t have any impact on preventing an alleged sixth wave of covid the report added.
Last year, Israel became the first country in the world to authorize the COVID-19 booster shots for immunocompromised adults.
In January, Israel365 News reported that a study at the Sheba Medical Center showed that the antibodies produced by the fourth booster did not last as long as expected reports Kann News.