The Public Health Commission has already given the green light to administer a fourth dose of the covid vaccine to certain population groups. It will not be for everyone but for some specific ones. Who will be the ones to be inoculated with this fourth dose?
We are going to discover to whom it will be administered and if the experts predict that it may also be for everyone later.
Fourth dose of Covid, who will put it on?
At the moment, Health has established that it be for people over 80 years of age and those who live in residences. That is, the risk people and that they had a worse time during the first and second waves of this disease.
When will the fourth dose be given?
At the moment, it has not been specified when, although the experts have already explained for some time that it could be in October or before the fall, which is when they fear that a spike in contagion may occur.
The Ministry of Health states that it will be given at the most appropriate time according to the epidemiological situation. And that it will be each autonomous community that must regulate and establish when it deems it necessary to give this fourth dose of the Covid vaccine.
Catalonia is the only community that has given a date for this event. The Minister of Health of the Generalitat, Josep Maria Argimon, advanced that “surely” those over 80 years of age will begin to be vaccinated against covid starting next autumn.
While the communities of Murcia, Andalusia, Galicia and Asturias They claimed to give this fourth dose before, around May, because on this date there was a spike in infections among older people.
Will there be a fourth dose for everyone?
Surely, after the elderly, this dose will be extended to other vulnerable groups. Although the experts do not see clearly that it is for the entire population. Apparently, no hard evidence yet of the vaccine’s protection against severe disease in people with normal immune systems aged 60 to 79 years. Both for this group and for younger people.
Although there are several ongoing vaccines that may protect against the omicron variant, scientists are watching how this pandemic progresses, which seems to stabilize in certain countries. This is believed to be due to the number of people vaccinated and also those who have had it within the country.
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