Health approves the third dose of the Covid vaccine for people between 18 and 40 years old

The Public Health Commission has agreed this Thursday to extend to the elderly 18 year booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and advance the interval between the second puncture and the memory by six to five months.

Thus, the age range of vaccination with booster doses in Spain, which was currently up to 40 years. Health has determined that as in the first stage of vaccination, it will go «orderly manner” by age groups from oldest to youngest, «From ten to ten».

In this way, once you finish with adults over 40 years of age, you will start with those of 30 and so on until reaching those of 18. In any case, priority will be given to people at risk and those who completed the longest the vaccination schedule.

At the moment, only 25.15 percent of Spanish citizens aged 40 to 49 have received the booster dose, compared to 47.87 percent of those aged 50 to 59, 82.50 percent of those from 60 to 69 and 89.55 percent of those over 70 years of age.

Likewise, the Commission has also called for the need to “continue to prioritize the vaccination of children under 12 years of age.” According to yesterday’s data, a total of 1,240,009 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have already received their first dose, 37 percent of the total, which is 48,297 more than on Tuesday (1,191,712), after the start of the vaccination on Wednesday, December 15.

Specifically, at the meeting of the Public Health Commission held this Thursday, the vaccination of people aged 12 and over who have not yet been vaccinated or have not completed the primary vaccination is considered a priority. The administration of booster doses is also a priority in the population groups previously recommended as inmates in centers for the elderly and in other social and health centers (including day centers and occupational centers), regardless of age.

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