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No serious side effects reported among kids 5-11 in Israel who got COVID vaccine

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Ten days after Israel kicked off its campaign to vaccinate young children, there have been no reports of any serious side effects, the Ynet news site reported on Friday.

The news site contacted the Health Ministry as well as all the health maintenance organizations administering the shots, and all said there had been no reports of significant problems in children administered the kid-sized Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Some 60,000 young children have been vaccinated in Israel, however the White House said Thursday that over four million young children in the US have already received the shot.

Dr. Roni Farber, head of public health at the Meuhedet HMO told Ynet that the majority of children who received the vaccination in Israel reported no side effects at all, but that he expects there to be more data in the coming days.

“Most of the children who were vaccinated with the first dose had no side effects at all,” Farber said, noting that light arm pain, as is often seen after any vaccination, will usually not be reported to authorities.

“There have also been a few isolated cases of moderate fever. These are the only reports we have received in the past week, but these are isolated cases. These are........

© The Times of Israel

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