COVID-19 vaccine: the third dose for everyone ?

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On November 2, registration for the COVID-19 booster vaccination for adults began, provided it has been at least six months since receiving the full vaccination. As of mid-September, only people over the age of 50, medical personnel in contact with patients, and people who are immunocompromised could make appointments for the booster vaccination. The booster shot includes either Pfizer’s vaccine in a full dose of 0.3 ml or Moderna’s vaccine – half a dose, or 0.25 ml.

Adults who have received the full vaccination for at least six months will get the E-referral automatically. If a person does not have an automatic e-referral, the doctor at the vaccination centre can issue it on his/her own to entitled persons, assessing the interval since the last vaccination. The full vaccination schedule is – two doses of preparations: Pfizer and BioNTech (Comirnaty vaccine), Moderna (Spikevax), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine (COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen).

You can make an appointment for a booster dose:

  • through e-registration available on the homepage;
  • using the myIKP application;
  • call the toll-free National Vaccination Program hotline at 989;
  • send an SMS to 664 908 556 or 880 333 333 with the content: VaccinateSie.

For immunocompromised individuals, e-referrals were issued starting September 1 automatically 28 days after receiving the second dose of the vaccine. According to the Medical Council’s assessment, there are well over 200,000 such individuals. By October 28, more than 220,000 doses of the “booster” vaccine had been administered. In turn, by October 28, almost 730 thousand doses of “booster” were administered – in this case, the dose is administered in the indicated groups with an interval of at least 6 months after completion of the full COVID-19 vaccination schedule, informs the Ministry of Health. Whether the referral is already issued can be checked on the Internet Patient Account.

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