Times of Israel, December 15, 2020, reports:
Top ultra-Orthodox Rabbis Chaim Kanievsky, Gershon Edelstein and Shalom Cohen have recommended that their communities vaccinate against the coronavirus.
The three spiritual leaders asked for a medical opinion on the matter from Rabbi Elimelech Firer, who heads a prominent charitable medical organization. That opinion was released on Tuesday in the names of Kanievsky, Edelstein and Shalom, who conclude that “anyone who has the option of getting the vaccine should do it,” saying the shot has been proven safe under standard, accepted scientific methods.
Firer recommends in the medical opinion that those with allergies consult with their doctors before vaccinating, and cautions against inoculating children under 16 years old, since the vaccine hasn’t yet been tested on them.