Recovered Patients to Be Required to Vaccinate After 6 Months

YERUSHALAYIM -
Shaare Zedek hospital team members wearing safety gear as they work in the Coronavirus ward of the hospital. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

In order to deal with the decline in protection in recovered patients over time, and to adapt it to a change in the definition of a vaccinated person, it was decided that recovered individuals will be eligible for the green pass for the six months after their original diagnosis. After six months, the recovered individual must receive at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine to maintain their green pass eligibility.

Up until next Sunday, Oct. 3, anyone who is vaccinated with two doses or recovered is eligible for a permanent green pass – in addition to those who undergo a coronavirus test and get a temporary green pass.

From that moment, only individuals who have been inoculated twice in the previous six months or got a booster will be granted the permanent pass, which guarantees access to several venues and activities as well as to many workplaces.

In addition, Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Nachman Ash clarified on Sunday morning that also those who have recovered are going to be eligible for the green pass only for the first six months and afterward will need to receive a shot.