COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Expires 6 Months After 2nd Dose as Booster Shots Mandated: Israeli Officials

Israeli government officials said that COVID-19 vaccine passports will expire six months after the second Pfizer dose, meaning that people will need to receive booster shots to keep their passes valid.

This week, the Ministry of Health announced the controversial move and declared that a person is considered fully vaccinated if they were “vaccinated with two vaccine doses, within 6 months from the date of the second vaccination”; if they received three vaccine doses; if they have recovered from COVID-19 within six months of “the issuing date of the certificate of recovery”; or individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 and received at least one vaccine dose. “From today, the third dose is available to everyone,” said Israeli Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash on Sunday, Aug. 29, reported the Times of Israel.

The vaccine passport is required to access a number of different venues, including restaurants, theaters, and bars. France, Italy, as well …

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