Filipce: A third dose of vaccine is recommended for citizens over 60 years of age

Venko Filipce / Photo: Free Press / Dragan Mitreski

Today, the Minister of Health, Venko Filipce, announced the new recommendations, according to which a third dose of vaccine is recommended for the citizens over 60, the health workers and the chronically ill.

- According to the new recommendations, a third dose of vaccine is recommended for citizens over 60 years of age as well as for health professionals regardless of age. Chronic patients, regardless of age, will also need to receive a third dose of the vaccine. The third dose will be from "Pfizer", says Filipce.

The number of 700 citizens who have been vaccinated has been exceeded. I believe that the interest will not decrease, in order to gain collective immunity, said today the Minister of Health, Venko Filipce.

- Yesterday 100 "Pfizer" vaccines arrived, we also have 000 from "Sinovak", so I think we have enough vaccines. The situation is under control, the number of free beds at the Infectious Diseases Clinic is increasing, as well as at the internal clinics, said Filipce.

The minister also announced that Denmark is expected to announce the donation of 250 doses from the manufacturer "Johnson & Johnson".

As for the teaching, he informed that in most schools testing will be done with fast antigen tests, but he still can not say more details.

Answering a journalist question whether he agrees with Prime Minister Zaev who recently said that Filipce's resignation is not good to accept because the one who will take his place will need six months to take over the responsibilities, the minister said that "no one is married for the function ".

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