Routine vaccinations are given to infants and children below school age at the Family Health Centers (Tipat Halav)
Parental consent is required and children can not be forced to receive vaccinations
School aged children will receive their age appropriate vaccinations at school
The vaccinations are given free of charge
For more information see the Ministry of Health websitew
Routine vaccinations are given to infants and children below school age at the Family Health Centers (Tipat Halav) free of charge.
- School aged children will receive their age appropriate vaccinations through the school system.
- This chart lists the vaccinations given to children according to age.
- For more information on the vaccinations given see the Ministry of Health website.
Who is Eligible?
- The general population.
How to Claim It?
- Bring your child to you local Tipat Chalav to receive the age appropriate vaccination. Click here to find the Tipat Chalav closest to where you live.
- If a health fund (Kupat Cholim) operates a Tipat Chalav in a specific community, it must provide services to people insured by other kupot cholim as well if the other kupat cholim do not operate a Tipat Chalav in that community.
- When the child gets his/her first vaccination the parents will receive a vaccination record booklet. Every vaccination is recorded in the booklet and it must be brought every time the child receives a vaccine.
- In any case of injury, the booklet must be presented to the doctor in order to prevent unnecessary vaccination.
- For information on vaccinations given to premature infants, see Vaccinations for Premature Infants
- For information on vaccinations given to school aged children, see Vaccinations for School Aged Children.
- A person can not be forced to receive a vaccination and minors require parental consent. For more information see the Informed Consent for Medical Treatment page.
- Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health strongly recommends vaccinating according to the routine plan, in order to prevent unnecessary and even dangerous illness.
- The initial information on this page was written by the Israeli Medical Association
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.