Vaccinations are given Premature Infants and those with low birth weight according to their chronological age, based on the time table and dose given to regular babies
The Hepatitis B vaccine is given according to the weight of the premie at birth and based on whether the mother is a carrier of the virus
For more information see the Ministry of Health's Epidemiology Department's vaccination guide
- According to the Ministry of Health guidelines, Premature Infants should be vaccinated based on their chronological age once they have been checked by the doctor and released from the hospital.
- The preemie's weight does not have to be taken into account because it is assumed the baby was released from the hospital at a reasonable weight.
- Vaccinations are given Premature Infants and those with low birth weight according to their chronological age, based on the time table and dose given to regular babies. For more information see Vaccinations for Infants and Young Children.
- In the case of prolonged hospitalization, the department in which the infant is hospitalized is responsible for beginning to give the preemie the routine vaccinations.
Who is Eligible?
How to Claim It?
- In general the Ministry of Health's vaccination plan is given at the Family Health Centers (Tipat Halav).
- The vaccination against the RSV virus is given in the Kupot Cholim (see RSV prevention treatment).
- The vaccination against Hepatitis B is given based on the condition of the preemie (for more information see Hepatitis B vaccinations in premature infants.
- The Ministry of Health Vaccination Guide, Epidemiology Department, Public Health Services (updated as of September 2012).
- Vaccinations for Premature Infants, The Ministry of Health website.
- The initial information on this page was written by the Israeli Medical Association
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.