"Signed an order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on the introduction of a booster dose of vaccine against Covid-19 for all vaccinated from 18 years old, regardless of which vaccine they were vaccinated with," the Minister said.
According to him, the booster dose should enhance the effectiveness of the vaccine and give better protection against the new Omicron strain.
The booster dose can be done:
- At age 18+, six months after the date of the second Covid-19 vaccination, optimally between six and nine months.
- Preference will be given to m-RNA vaccines, Moderna or Comirnaty/Pfizer, regardless of which vaccine the person was previously vaccinated with. For example, if the first two vaccinations were given with CoronaVac from Sinovac Biotech, the booster dose is recommended to be given with Comirnaty/Pfizer.
- In the absence of mRNA vaccines, the booster dose can be given with another vaccine, according to approved regimens in Ukraine.
Immunocompromised people who are currently receiving an additional dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will also be able to receive a booster dose, with an optimal injection period of three to six months after the additional dose.
Previously, Ukraine introduced a booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine for people over 60 years of age.
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