Getting vaccinated to limit infections: The vaccines for coronavirus are effective and safe. All HMOs have them available. On 23.11.2021, the vaccination of children 5-11 has started.

Who Is Considered Vaccinated

Those vaccinated in Israel

  • Those vaccinated with two or three doses and at least a week (Pfizer) or two (Moderna and AstraZeneca) has passed since the date of the last vaccination.
  • Those vaccinated with the fourth dose.

The effectiveness of their vaccination status: Six months from the date of the last vaccination. Those vaccinated with at least three doses – the effectiveness of their vaccination status is six months from the date of their last vaccination or through 28.2.2022, 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 and Sputnik.

Their vaccination must comply with the required protocol in Israel, namely that the vaccinated individuals:

  • 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 second vaccination on the day of arrival in Israel (but no more than 180 days on the day of leaving Israel). Not including the vaccination day.
    or:
  • Received a booster dose and at least 14 days have passed since the second vaccination on the day of arrival in Israel. Not including the vaccination day.

Those vaccinated with the Sputnik vaccine: Will be considered vaccinated upon receiving a positive result a serologic test taken upon arrival in Israel.

Effectiveness of the vaccination status

  • If you have a digital certificate attesting to the vaccinations that you received – up to six months from the date of last vaccination or through 28.2.2022, whichever is later.
  • If you do not have a digital certificate attesting to the vaccinations that you received – you are required to present documents attesting to the vaccinations that you received, and then receive a month-long Green Pass.
    In order to extend the effectiveness of the Green Pass beyond the one-month period – you are required to undergo a verification process by the HMO. Those who do not have HMO membership will contact the Ministry of Health's hotline at *5400.

Note: Even those vaccinated with several types of vaccines will be recognized as vaccinated in Israel.

What does the vaccination certificate allow me to do?

  • Have a Green Pass issued
    Issue the Green Pass
  • Have a COVID certificate issued – this certificate is international and its effectiveness depends on the destination country
    Issue the COVID certificate
  • Receive an exemption from the full isolation requirement upon arrival in Israel from abroad – if you did not stay in any countries on the red list in the 14 days before arrival in Israel.
  • Be eligible for exemption from the isolation requirement following close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient, upon receiving a negative result on a supervised rapid (antigen) test.

Required vaccination protocol in Israel

If you've been vaccinated abroad, find the vaccine type and required protocol for this vaccine type in Israel in the table below. If you did not receive the required number of doses or if you did not receive them within the recommended timeframe – you need to contact your HMO and inquire whether you need to complete your 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 8 to 12 weeks.
Serum Institute of India 2 84 days
Sinopharm 2 3 to 4 weeks
Sinovak 2 2 to 4 weeks
Bharat Biotech 2 28 days
Sputnik 2 21 days. After 5 months, a booster dose of Sputnik-v is administered.
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