An additional dose of vaccination against coronavirus does not lead to an extension of the certificate, the chief sanitary doctor said.
Igor Kuzin explained whether the validity of the vaccination certificate will be extended if a booster dose is received / photo from UNIAN
Receiving a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine results in an extension of the certificate by 270 days.
This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Health – Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Igor Kuzin in an interview. “Social”.
“The booster dose helps restore both protective antibody titer and provide more effective protection. It is now recommended for healthcare workers and residential care workers after six months of completion of the basic vaccination course. As of today, 3,600 people have received a booster dose of the vaccine. such a dose of vaccination leads to an extension of the certificate by 270 days, “he said.
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“A person who has problems with immunity, or a person who is at risk that the basic course of double immunization will not lead to the formation of full-fledged immunity, may receive an additional dose of the vaccine. This dose is called an” additional “, – explained the chief sanitary doctor.
The official stressed that the additional dose does not extend the validity of the vaccination certificate, since the person actually received three doses, but his level of immune protection is the same as that of an ordinary healthy person after two doses of vaccination.
We will remind, on December 13, the Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko signed an order on the introduction of booster vaccination in Ukraine.
According to the order, it is recommended to receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine: people with HIV, cancer, after organ transplantation, people undergoing immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory therapy, and people with a number of other immunodeficient conditions.
You can make an appointment for vaccination today with your family doctor or by calling the contact center of the Ministry of Health 0 800 60 2019. You can find out more about vaccination at vaccination.covid19.gov.ua.
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