VIDEO: Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky asked if Children should take the Covid vaccine

A principal in Petach Tikva inquired from Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky if children in his school over the age of 5 should take the Covid vaccine.

The Rav answered “Yes”.

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  1. There are very conflicting reports about what is going on in Rav Chaim’s house. As Jews we should not take a psak about such serious matter from a media article or video. R’ Chaim himself did not take the Covid vaccine.

  2. Where did you get that? First of all, he got covid himself before there was a vaccine. His entire family down to the children all got vaccinated before it was even mandated for children to get it. So why would you think he wouldn’t get it?

  3. To deniers, this video will matter very little. Even if Reb Chaim shlita himself would tell the person to his face to get vaccinated, an antivaxer would counter that Reb Chaim’s information comes from doctors with agenda.
    Obviously, hearing this from the doctors themselves would also be useless.
    Whom do they trust, instead?
    Anonymous posts online, random research papers published in Bangladesh (would they ever go to a physician who trained there?), and hearsay from Tante Shlumtzie, the coffee room, and the mikva.
    To be totally honest, it’s not that these sources are actually trusted by the antivax crowd. They have made up their minds long ago, without any real information to rely on, and all that these “sources” do is harden their preconceived resolve. Therefore, a mountain of evidence contrary to their made-up minds will forever be ignored and derided.
    Talking with such people is an absolute waste of time.

  4. Omicron is missing the s gene… the vaccine is useless against it so don’t bother… go to Peak Prosperity/Dr Mattison site to get information. B”h this variant is very mild. First rule of medicine is do no harm. This vaccine is clearly more harmful to children than the disease. If Reb Chaim was fully informed – he would never reccomend this for children or even young adults.

  5. Why not form your own opinion of the vaccine by looking at the data. 98% of people in the USA age 65+ are vaccinated at least once. And 89.5 per cent of people age 65+ are vaccinated twice or more. Basically seniors 65+ are almost all vaccinated against covid. And yet 75% of all deaths from Covid are from this highly vaccinated group of 65+ year olds. There is just no way the vaccine works at all.

  6. @Yosef
    I am sorry, but you got your numbers completely wrong.
    The data coming from major medical centers, and healthcare facilities shows exactly the opposite.
    Having one’s own facts that conform to one’s beliefs and opinions isn’t an option.

    • Peoples opinions about this vaccine are formed based on the data they have access to. I have seen very contradictory data, censored data, manipulated data and false data. At this point it’s hard to deny that there are serious risks with these vaccines unless you have access to NO data (so go to and start looking).

      If you go to R’ Chaim yourself with all the relevant risk information and then get your personal psak, then by all means take the vaccine. Until then, you have a video that is easily edited and manipulated to follow. Unfortunately/fortunately many people in our communities are not aware of how advanced video editing is today. You could superimpose a person’s face on an actor and make him look like he’s doing anything. You can certainly make it sound like he’s saying anything you want him to be saying. You have no idea if he was even informed of the risks at all. Hashem should protect everyone.

  7. Go to israelunwired website. Read the article: was prominent rabbi’s daughter really harrassed by antivaxxers. I am in touch with the person who wrote the article and he has inside information. You dont have to believe a word of it (even though I know it is true), but you should know that her in America, you really have no idea how R’Chaim is being used for their agenda and its a huge bizayon to the gadol hador.

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