Wednesday, 19 December 2018
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Ministry of Health Suggested Childhood Vaccinations & Immunizations for Israel

The Israel Ministry of Health suggest that all children from birth to 13 years of age be immunized against Hepatitis - A & B, Polio, Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, Measles, Mumps and Rubella as well as Chicken Pox. 

Hebrew: חיסונים לילדים

The Ministry of Health suggest the following childhood vaccines for Israel in all children from birth to 13 years of age be immunized against Hepatitis - A & B, Polio, Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, Measles (the 2018 outbreak) , Mumps and Rubella as well as Chicken Pox. These vaccinations are part of the Health Basket - Sal Briut and administered either at the family-health clinic (Tipat Halav) or, for older children no longer under the supervision of the family-health clinic, at school.  If you are 'anti-vaccinations', please note that immunization is optional and it is not legislated.

childhood vaccines for israel

Israel Standard Chilhood Vaccination Schedule

The schedule for childhood vaccines for Israel is as follows:

 

Birth

1

mo

2

mo

4

mo

6

mo

12

mo

18

mo

2-3

years

6

years

7

years

Given at School

13

years

Given at School

Hepatitis A

           

     

Hepatitis B

   

           

Polio(IPV)

   

     

 

DTaP

  • Diptheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis
   

     

MMR

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
         

   

   

Chicken Pox

         

   

   

The Immunization Card

If your baby is born in an Israeli hospital, you will immediately be given a Pinkas Hisunim - an immunization card.  Each time you child is vaccinated, the vaccination will be recorded on the card.  Make sure you keep this card in a safe place as your child will need it for future vaccination administered at school.

If your children were not born in Israel, they will be given an immunization card at their first visit to Tipat Halav or at school, according to their age.

Influenza Vaccine

Influenza vaccines, also known as flu shots or flu jabs, are vaccines that protect against infection by influenza viruses. A new version of the vaccine is developed regularly as the influenza virus rapidly changes.The Israel Ministry of Health also recommends that the public receive an annual vaccination against influenza.  The vaccine is administered via the Health Fund - Kupat Holim.  Ask your family doctor for details.  

Parents who choose not to vaccinate - understand the risks

If you choose not to vaccinate your child you should understand the risks. You need to know how to make it less likely that your child gets an infection or spreads disease to others. Infant and childhood vaccines prevent diseases that can be serious and even deadly. 

Measles can cause brain swelling, which can lead to brain damage or death.

Mumps can cause permanent deafness.

Meningitis can also lead to permanent deafness or brain damage.

Polio can cause permanent paralysis.

Medical Tip

When sorting your documents prior to Aliyah, remember to bring all medical records with you and your child's vaccination record from abroad.

 

Israel Medical & Health Resources

The website of the Israel Ministry of Health