New Covit-19 vaccine booster to prepare for fall and winter

AndAt a press conference at the end of the cabinet meeting, Marta Demido said the new dose would be administered before the start of autumn and winter, as recommended by the Technical Vaccine Commission against Govt-19. , Expects the epidemic situation to worsen at that time.

“The Technical Commission for Vaccination against COVID-19 actually considers that a second booster dose should be recommended and that a second booster should occur with a more dangerous season,” the health minister explained.

As of April, the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the European Medicines Agency have already recommended a fourth dose of the vaccine only for those over 80 years of age.

Not specifying to which specific group this vaccine booster will be given in Portugal, Marta Demido said health officials were “preparing for that moment” and acknowledged the possibility of anticipating it.

“Within this framework, naturally, the technical structures of the Ministry of Health, namely the Ricardo George National Institutes of Health, are constantly monitoring the evolution of the effectiveness of the vaccine and measuring the potential declines that might suggest the expectation of this second dose.” Reinforcement, he explained.

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