Israel: Bus company scraps advertising campaign by group against vaccinating children

The Dan Bus Company announced Sunday it would take down an advertising campaign on its vehicles that discourages parents from vaccinating their children, following a backlash by health officials.

The campaign, organized by a group of physicians called the Israeli Public Emergency Council For The COVID-19 Crisis, was plastered on dozens of buses reading: “Would you vaccinate him just to go to the movies?” and “Only parents decide on coronavirus vaccines for children.”

The group has previously been vocal in decrying the policy of imposing virus restrictions, and its publications have gained traction among anti-vaccination activists.

The sponsor of the campaign said it was “proud of the thousands of activists that contributed and joined the bus campaign,” saying it was intended to “raise health awareness.”