Professor Nadav Davidovich, director of the School of Public Health at Ben Gurion University, said families with low socioeconomic status are less likely to vaccinate children against coronavirus. This is reported by The Jerusalem Post.
“I think we can look at a situation where the glass is half full and half empty. On the one hand, the vaccination rate is better than when we started vaccinating children in ages 12 to 15. On the other hand, we again see very large gaps in terms of socioeconomic status, '' explains Davidovich.
According to the professor, families with higher socioeconomic status are more likely to vaccinate children. < br />
& quot; I think, as we saw with older children and adults, it is very important to distribute more vaccines in the community, and not to vaccinate only in the health fund clinics. We need to establish vaccination points in the city squares. We need to be more active in the Arab and ultra-Orthodox sectors. This has already been done, but we need to do more, “stressed Nadav Davidovich.
More than a week after the start of the vaccination campaign for children aged 5 to 11, vaccinations received about 65,000 young Israelis out of over 1 million eligible for the vaccination.