Vulnerable categories of people to get third dose of anti-Covid-19 vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Health Ministry of Germany intends to extend access to the vaccines for teenagers at the age of 12 up to 17
23:04, 2 August 2021

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The German government considers the possibility of implementation of the vaccines for vulnerable groups of population and widening of access to the vaccine for underage as Politico reported.

Health Minister of Germany Jens Spahn would like to offer the elder people, people who need care, and people with the weakened immune system to get the third dose of the vaccine in September.

People who received two doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson will be offered to get an RNA vaccine as a booster.

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The Health Ministry also intends to offer the extension of the access to the vaccines for teenagers at the age of 12 up to 17. In case of the adoption, this decision will be beyond the current recommendation of the Permanent Committee on vaccination of Germany on vaccination of underage only under particular conditions.

Totally, 62% of German adults have at least one dose of the vaccine; while 52% are fully vaccinated.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Healthcare Minister Viktor Lyashko stated that Ukrainians will be inoculated with the third dose of Pfizer vaccine, as long as the WHO provides respective recommendations.


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