The new Covid-19 vaccine effect prepares for autumn and winter

ANDAt a press conference at the end of the Council of Ministers meeting, Marta Temido said that in accordance with the covid-19 recommendation of the Technical Vaccination Commission, a new dose would be taken before the start of the autumn and winter seasons. . , anticipating a possible worsening of the epidemiological situation at that time.

“The technical committee for Covid-19 vaccinations considered that a second booster dose would in fact be recommended and that a second booster vaccine should be given at a higher risk season,” the health minister explained.

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

No matter to which group this vaccine effect would be given in Portugal, Marta Temido said the health authorities were “preparing for that moment”, allowing it to be anticipated.

“Within this framework, the technical structures of the Ministry of Health, namely the Ricardo Jorge National Institute of Health, will naturally continue to monitor developments in vaccine efficacy to measure potential deterioration that may recommend anticipating this second dose of vaccination,” he explained.

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