Considerable Increase in the Coverage Percentages for Immunizations and Medical Checkups of Schoolchildren Throughout Israel
According to the Ministry’s data summarizing the 2012 school year, a considerable increase was achieved in the coverage that schoolchildren have received in terms of immunizations and medical checkups given to Israel’s children. According to the data, which refers to the activities of the health bureaus in the South and Ashkelon districts, and by the Natali company, some 90% of Israel’s schoolchildren were immunized this year.
The data from the medical checkups, which include optometric checkups, hearing tests, growth estimates and doctor examinations, indicate that there has been a marked increase in coverage there as well.
The Deputy Minister of Health’s initiative of the state reclaiming the school children’s health services in the Southern and Ashkelon regions, was clearly successful. The Ministry of Health has succeeded, within a short period of time and following a quick preparation period, in raising the coverage level there to match that of the rest of the country. The coverage data in the other regions around the country, which have been provided by Natali, also show significant achievements in the coverage percentages.
Deputy Minister of Health MK Rabbi Yaakov Litzman commended the achievements of the school children’s health activity for 2012 and the achievement of these welcome and high levels of coverage. “The hard work of the school children’s health service and the medical teams in the south and Ashkelon region, as well as Natali’s success in meeting its targets all over the country, have yielded these impressive achievements, through persevering in the delivery of professional service and upholding the quality of the service”.
Toward the 2013 school year, the Ministry of Health is preparing to continue to provide the best possible service in the South and Ashkelon regions.
These days a new, improved tender has been published, which includes an additional investment of NIS 30 million (over a period of three years), for the selection of the service operator in the other regions around the country. The results of the tender are expected to be published toward the beginning of the next school year.
First Grade Vaccinations
Second Grade Vaccinations
Eighth Grade Vaccinations