The president of PPOZ appealed to all unvaccinated people and those who hesitate to take a booster dose to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
“The death rate among the unvaccinated is enormous. Let’s give ourselves and others a better chance to survive another COVID-19 attack, the fifth wave with ‘omicron’, unfortunately, is already peeking at our door” – said Janicka.
Doctors from the Health Care Center recalled that the new vaccination schedules against COVID-19, which have been in force since January 3, provide many different options for getting vaccinated. The booster dose was accelerated after 5 months, and after the VaccineJanssen single-dose vaccine after 60 days, i.e. 2 months, taking into account individual indications.
“Although the Minister of Health decided to introduce mixed regimens with AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BionTech, Moderna and the COVID-19 VaccineJanssen vaccines, the homologous regimen is still recommended – using one preparation, and in the case of mixed (heterologous) regimens, the following order is recommended: vector vaccine – mRNA vaccine “- wrote the PPOZ doctors.
Mixed regimens were approved based on the current recommendations of the Medical Council and the Immunization Team, as well as based on the positions of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ).
In Scheme I (basic), individuals 18 years of age and older can complete an already initiated immunization schedule with Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca, when a patient needs to be changed – for whatever reason – any other available mRNA vaccine or AstraZeneca vaccine can be given, while keeping an interval of at least 28 days between doses.
The reverse mixed scheme can be implemented in the case of individual indications for such a procedure.
In this regimen (II) – in the booster vaccination performed in people from 18 years of age – it is recommended to administer the vaccine in the appropriate dosage regimens: after primary vaccination with mRNA preparation (Moderna, Pfizer) or AstraZeneca, administration of the mRNA vaccine with an interval of at least 5 months . However, after vaccination with COVID-19 VaccineJanssen, administration of the COVID-19 VaccineJanssen vaccine or the mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) with an interval of at least 2 months.
Conversely, a booster dose of VaccineJanssen COVID-19 may be – conditionally – given as a heterologous booster dose after primary vaccination with COVID-19 mRNA vaccine with an interval of at least 5 months after completion of the full COVID-19 vaccination regimen.
The following vaccines can be used in individuals vaccinated with a booster dose: Pfizer full dose 0.3 ml; Moderate half dose: 50 µg – 0.25 ml; COVID-19 VaccineJanssen vaccine in the full dose of 0.5 ml (including first the use of the vaccine given in the basic vaccination schedule or following the sequence of vaccination after the vector vaccine of mRNA vaccine administration).