The European Union recommends a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine for all adults 18 years and older

The director of the European Union public health agency, Andrea Ammon, has stated that the administration of a third dose or booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine for all adults, with priority for those over 40 years of age.

Recommendations issued by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) are not binding on EU governments, but are used to make health policy decisions.

Third dose of vaccine for all adults

According to the director of the EU public health agency, Andrea Ammon, “booster doses should be considered for all adults who give priority to people over 40 years old “He also noted that boosters should be administered at least six months after completing the primary vaccination program.

Previous guidance issued in September in conjunction with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the ECDC said that there was no urgent need for booster doses to people who had the full schedule of the vaccine, but suggested that they should consider additional doses for people with weakened immune systems and could be used as a precaution for frail older people.

It is expected that the European Comission keep this advice in mind when proposing changes to the use of passport covid-19.

Spain already administers the booster dose to people over 70 years of age, the elderly in nursing homes and immunosuppressed people. The third dose of the vaccine has also been approved for over 60 years old

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