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

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

COVID-19 is a viral disease that may also affect children. Children infected with coronavirus will usually develop mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. However, even among these younger age groups, there is risk for a more severe illness and for long-term effects.

The vaccine type and dose

Vaccines for ages 5 through 12 years

  • The vaccine administered to children at these ages is by Pfizer.
  • The vaccine administered to children is identical to the one administered to adults, but it contains one third of the dosage that adults receive.
  • The vaccine will be administered in two doses 21 days apart, and after at least three months they will receive the booster dose.

Vaccines for ages 12 through 18 years

  • The vaccine administered to teens is by Pfizer.
  • The vaccine administered to teens is identical to the one administered to adults.
  • The vaccine will be administered in two doses 21 days apart, and after at least three months they will receive the booster dose.

Information on vaccines for age 6 months to 5 years old >

Who is eligible for vaccination?

Israeli citizens who are six months of age and older can get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Those who recovered from COVID-19 aged six months and older can get vaccinated if at least 3 months have passed since the date of recovery or the date of their positive result on a serologic test.

Where are children being vaccinated?

Vaccinations are administered in the HMO clinics. You should check with your HMO in what clinics the pediatric vaccine is administered and to make an appointment.

To the list of vaccinating HMO clinics >

Frequently-asked-questions about the pediatric vaccine for COVID-19 >

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