Israel on Tuesday began administering the coronavirus vaccine to children aged 5-11.
The country recently emerged from a fourth Covid wave and daily infections have been relatively low for the last few weeks.
But health ministry statistics show that a large share of the new infections have been in children and teenagers.
Children aged 5-11 make up nearly half of active cases. Officials hope the new campaign will help stave off a new wave.
However, Israeli media reported low demand for the shots on the first day they were available to this age group.
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