The COVID-19 booster shot will soon be available to all qualified people in Malta and Germany, health officials in both countries announced on Friday. CCP virus Case.
Malta’s health minister, Chris Fern, said at a news conference that the country’s registration of 40 new CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus cases on Friday has reduced the effectiveness of the vaccine.
“The decision to start boosting was correct because of weakened immunity, so boosters are so important,” says Fearne. “I believe boosters make a big difference in Malta,” he added.
Booster shots have already been given to people over the age of 70 and vulnerable people, most of whom are in underlying health. Fearne does not specify a timeline, but island nations in Southern Europe will soon begin offering jabs to everyone over the age of 12.
Healthcare professionals and teachers will get boosters starting next week. After that, Shot is the youngest program that will last until 2022 and will be offered to people in other categories according to age.
Malta has the highest vaccination rate in the European Union, with 94% of people fully vaccinated. 75% of people over the age of 70 have already been boosted.
Fearne said that although cases of CCP virus have increased again and more people are hospitalized for COVID-19, most patients are experiencing very mild symptoms.
Germany agrees on all booster shots
Meanwhile, German health minister Jens Spawn agreed with the local health minister on Friday to provide everyone with COVID-19 booster shots six months after receiving the last injection in the future. Said.
“Booster shots six months later should be standard, no exception,” Spahn told reporters at a press conference after meeting with the state health minister.
Spahn said the German health authorities recorded the highest infection rates for the second straight day since the start of the CCP virus pandemic. On Friday, authorities recorded 37,640 new CCP virus cases, the highest number ever in a day.
Michael Kretschmer, the prime minister of Saxony in eastern Germany, said a new blockade is likely to occur if the country does not take immediate action to reverse the rise in the case.
“Now, if it takes too long, it will be blocked like last year,” he told Deutschland funk radio.
Booster shots in Germany have already taken place in September, giving priority to healthcare professionals, people with weak immunity, the elderly, people with immunodeficiency, and other people at high risk.
Reuters contributed to this report.
from NTD News