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Shasha Bitton's Zigzag: Chairman of the Committee on the Rights of the Child Supported Vaccination in Schools - Walla! News

2021-07-29T07:06:09.407Z

The Minister of Education presented an aggressive stance against vaccinating students against Corona in educational institutions and even called it a "crime". In 2016, however, she actually supported the administration of influenza vaccines in schools and even called for "speeding up the process and increasing information."



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Shasha Bitton's zigzag: As chair of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, she has supported the provision of vaccines in schools

The Minister of Education presented an aggressive stance against vaccinating students against Corona in educational institutions and even called it a "crime".

In 2016, however, she actually supported the administration of influenza vaccines in schools and even called for "speeding up the process and increasing information."

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Yaki Adamkar

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 09:24 Updated: 09:56

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Education Minister Yifat Shasha Bitton opposes vaccines against the corona virus in schools, a position that has drawn harsh criticism.

However, sitting as chairman of the Knesset Committee for Children's Rights, Shasha Biton actually expressed support for immunization in schools.



In recent days, the Minister of Education explained that the role of the Ministry of Education, she is in charge, is "to educate and to give children the best educational environment." According to her, there is no Instead of "exerting more social pressure on them in the educational frameworks". Yesterday she also said in an interview with Channel 12 that vaccination stations in educational institutions "is a crime".



This position is the opposite of her position in 2016, when A discussion that dealt with childhood vaccines against influenza in schools, which included data showing that only 60% of students agreed to be vaccinated.

In the past, she actually supported the provision of vaccines in schools.

Shasha Bitton in the Knesset, last month (Photo: Reuven Castro)

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"I welcome the decision to vaccinate schools in the country and I would be happy for the Ministry of Health to speed up the process. It is very important to increase information," said Shasha Bitton, who explained that "the concept is in preventive medicine.



In recent days, Shasha Bitton has been fighting over the opening of the school year, and is in record tension with senior officials from the Ministry of Health.

Beyond its opposition to vaccines in schools, it is leading an approach in which the isolation of students should also be shortened to 48 hours, and this has provoked strong opposition from the Ministry of Health.



Yesterday Shasha Bitton claimed that the Ministry of Health was engaged in defamation instead of promoting a campaign to encourage immunization.

"You will not deter me," she said.

"It's easy to sow hysteria, it's more important to see the good of the public."

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