Booster shots approved for 18 years and above

Following an approval by the Government Executive Committee, the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (Covid-19), has announced the approval of a booster shot for those 18 years of age and above, who have received a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca (Covishield), or Sputnik V vaccine at least six months ago.

Eligible individuals could opt for the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine as a booster shot, or the same vaccine they have received for their first and second doses, as a booster shot.

The Taskforce noted that those aged 18 to 39, who have taken the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine at least three months ago, can take a booster shot, instead of the initial recommendation of 6 months.

The Taskforce further announced the approval of a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for individuals who have recovered from Covid-19, and have obtained one dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.

It further added that individuals who have recovered from the virus, can receive a vaccine three months from the date of infection, and a booster dose 12 months from the date of infection.

To register for a vaccine or booster shot, visit the BeAware application or the Ministry of Health's website on healthalert.gov.bh.

 

Source: https://www.gdnonline.com/Details/977898

 

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