ECDC recommends that all adults receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. They should be given at least six months after they are fully vaccinated, Ammon said Wednesday November 24.
The coronavirus pandemic. ECDC recommends that all adults have the vaccine
– The available data from Israel and the UK show a clear improvement in protection against infection and severe disease with a booster dose in all age groups in the short term, ECDC said in a report released Wednesday.
ECDC’s recommendations are not binding on European Union governments. Their task is to help in making decisions about health policy in individual countries.
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ECDC recommendations on vaccines against COVID-19
The European Commission is expected to take into account the new recommendations in connection with the proposed changes in the use of covid certificates, writes Reuters, citing EU officials.
Wednesday’s ECDC booster recommendation is a significant change from the institution’s original guidance, notes Reuters.
In September, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and ECDC jointly stated that there is no need to distribute booster doses immediately to the general population of the two-dose vaccinated. It has been suggested that a booster dose should be considered in people with compromised immune systems and it could also act as an adjuvant in the elderly. (PAP)
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