Getting vaccinated to limit infections: The vaccines for coronavirus are effective and safe. All HMOs have them available.

Who Is Considered Vaccinated

The vaccine for coronavirus prevents infection and severe illness. Those vaccinated can get a COVID certificate – the certificate is international and its validity depends on the destination country. Note: an Israeli COVID certificate can be generated only if you received at least one vaccine dose in Israel or recovered from COVID-19 in Israel.
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Those vaccinated in Israel

  • Those vaccinated with two doses and at least a week (Pfizer) or two weeks (Moderna and AstraZeneca) have passed since the date of the last vaccination - their status as vaccinated will be valid through six months from the last vaccination.
  • Those vaccinated with three doses and at least a week (Pfizer) or two weeks (Moderna and AstraZeneca) have passed since the date of the last vaccination - their status as vaccinated will be valid through six months from the last vaccination or 31.5.2022, whichever is later.
  • Those vaccinated with four doses - their status as vaccinated will be valid through six months from the last vaccination or 31.5.2022, whichever is later.

 

Those vaccinated abroad

Those vaccinated with one or more of the following vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India, Johnson and Johnson, Novavax, Sputnik-V and Sputnik Light.

Their vaccination must meet Israeli protocol, that is, they will be considered vaccinated if they:

  • Received two vaccine doses (or a single vaccine dose in case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine) and at least 14 days have passed since the administration of the second dose (the vaccination day is not counted).
    or:
  • Received a booster dose and at least 14 days have passed since the administration of the second dose (the vaccination day is not counted).

Those vaccinated with the Sputnik-V or Sputnik-Light (administered as a booster dose) vaccines will be recognized as vaccinated once they receive a positive result on the serologic test taken on arrival in Israel.

If you have a digital certificate attesting to the vaccinations you received:

  • Those vaccinated with two doses - Six months from the date of last vaccination.
  • Those vaccinated with at least three doses – Their vaccination status will be valid for six months from the date on which they were vaccinated with the third dose or through 31.5.2022, whichever is later.

If you do not have a digital certificate attesting to the vaccinations you received:

You will be required to present documents attesting to the vaccine doses you received.

Note: Those vaccinated with different types of vaccines will be recognized as vaccinated in Israel.

 

The vaccination protocol in Israel

If you have been vaccinated abroad, find the vaccine type and protocol for this vaccine in Israel in the table below. If you did not receive the required number of doses or did not receive them within the recommended time frame, you are required to contact your HMO and inquire whether you need to complete the vaccination process in Israel.  

Manufacturer Number of Doses in the Base Formula Recommended Interval Between Doses
Pfizer 2 21 days between the first and second doses. At least three months between the second and third dose.
Moderna 2 28 days between the first and second doses. At least three months between the second and third dose.
Johnson and Johnson 1 Booster dose can be administered two months after the first dose.
AstraZeneca 2 28 days between the first and second doses. At least 3 months between the second and third doses.
Serum Institute of India 2 84 days between the first and second doses.
Sinopharm 2 3 to 4 weeks days between the first and second doses.
Sinovak 2 2 to 4 weeks days between the first and second doses.
Bharat Biotech 2 28 days between the first and second doses.
Novavax 2 21 days between the first and second doses.
Sputnik-V, Sputnik Light 2 21 days between the first and second doses of Sputnik-V.
After 5 months, a booster dose of Sputnik-Light is administered.
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