VIDEO | KZB decided: Vaccination begins with the fourth dose against covid-19

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Vacation point SC "Boris Trajkovski" / Skopje / Photo: EPA-EFE / GEORGI LICOVSKI

In today's meeting, the Infectious Diseases Commission reviewed the conclusions of the National Immunization Commission, regarding the start of vaccination with the fourth dose of the vaccine against Covid-19. The fourth dose can be received by persons over 18 years of age, who have received three doses of the vaccine against Covid-19. From today, citizens can go to the vaccination points, which does not require an appointment, the Ministry of Health announced.

Vaccination with the fourth dose, as indicated by the Ministry, is planned to be carried out with the mRNA vaccine of "Pfizer" or "Modern". The recommended interval between the third and fourth, i.e. booster dose, is at least four months.

Vaccination with the fourth dose is especially recommended for chronically ill patients, dialysis patients, transplant patients, oncology patients, immunocompromised patients and patients receiving immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory therapy for any indication and for persons over 60 years of age. Vaccination is the best preventive measure for protection against a more severe form of the Covid-19 virus. The state has sufficient quantities of vaccines, which are safe and effective, and we invite citizens to immunize themselves at the vaccination points with a vaccine against Covid-19, in order to gain additional immunity, the Ministry of Health informs.

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