Israeli Doctors Want to Add COVID-19 Vaccine to Regular Children’s Vaccine Regimen

If implemented, children would receive COVID-19 vaccine alongside those for measles, mumps and polio

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Coronavirus, Vaccine
Should children receive a COVID vaccine as part of their regular vaccine regimen?
Should children receive a COVID vaccine as part of their regular vaccine regimen? Photo: Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90

There are indications that we might finally be nearing the end of the COVID-19 crisis. But there are also indications that the COVID-19 vaccine, controversial in many quarters, will remain with us, perhaps forever.

Some of Israel’s top doctors are recommending that once the pandemic ends, the COVID-19 vaccine should be added to the regular vaccine regimen offered to children between birth and the age of five.

Prof. Nadav Davidovitch, head of Israel’s doctors union and an advisor to the government on the coronavirus crisis, said this is the logical way forward considering how contagious the Omicron variant proved to be among young children.

“My prediction is when the disease is endemic we’re going to have COVID vaccines as part of a regular vaccine regimen like MMR, so people who are born will get the vaccination on schedule along with other vaccines,” Davidovitch told reporters last week.

Israel Today spoke with Prof. Davidovitch last year, and we were surprised by his recommendations on how governments should handle the pandemic.

Read the interview here: The Politics of Our Pandemic Problems

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