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Mikveh during quarantine after vaccine

19 January, 2021


I had my first dose of Corona vaccine last week. And then yesterday I learned that I was exposed to a person who tested positive. Now I need to be in quarantine for another five days.

I’m supposed to go to mikveh tomorrow night. Since I was already vaccinated, is it ok for me to go to the mikveh?


We’re sorry to hear that you are in quarantine, and wish you good health.

According to Israel’s Ministry of Health, a person is not considered fully vaccinated until seven days after the second dose of Corona vaccine. Until that point, all the usual rules of quarantine apply. It is still unclear if or how they will change once full vaccination becomes more widespread.

To protect everyone’s health, it is essential that women in quarantine follow all instructions, remain at home, and refrain from immersing in the mikveh until the quarantine is over. Therefore, you should immerse in the mikveh only after you are released from quarantine.

In the meanwhile, you should complete counting your clean days as scheduled. After the clean days are over, you should switch to colored underwear and sheets. In this case, there is no need for further bedikot.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

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