Following approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children ages 5-11 and the Israeli Health Ministry's subsequent approval and rollout, Moreinu HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, Shlita,  has called on parents to vaccinate their children against coronavirus.

The announcement follows Rabbi Kanievsky's meeting with three senior Israeli doctors who are continuously working to manage the coronavirus pandemic in Israel.

The meeting, held in Rabbi Kanievsky's home, was attended by Professor Ran Balicer, who heads the Israel Shield staff of experts and the Clalit Research Institute; coronavirus czar Professor Salman Zarka; and Rabbi Kanievsky's personal doctor, Dr. Meshulam Hart.

These doctors requested Rabbi Kanievsky's opinion on what the Torah demands with regards to vaccinating young children against coronavirus, and wished to receive the rabbi's blessing for the vaccine rollout for these ages, and discuss the best way to encourage vaccination in Charedi schools.... Read More: Arutz-7