The booster dose has been reduced from 6 months to 4 months!
The minimum term for the administration of the booster dose of anti-COVID vaccine will be advanced from 6 to 4 months in Romania, informs hotnews. The announcement was made on Thursday by doctor Valeriu Gheorghiță, the coordinator of the national vaccination campaign against COVID-19.
The decision was made because scientific data show that the protection given by the vaccine decreases after 4 months from the initial vaccination schedule, said the military doctor. The change takes effect on Monday, January 17th.
The strong recommendation of CNCAV is to administer a vaccine based on messenger RNA at booster dose, because the effect of RNA vaccines on booster is better, said Valeriu Gheorghiță.
At this time, in Romania, all people over the age of 12 can be vaccinated with the booster dose, regardless of the history of going through the disease, if they have at least 6 months from the primary vaccination schedule (doses 1 and 2).
In Romania, the administration of the third dose of vaccine against COVID-19 (booster) began on September 28 last year, to people who were at least 6 months old from the second dose of vaccine.
According to the latest data provided by CNCV, 2.179.080 people had received the third dose of vaccine in Romania by Wednesday.
The information is very important for all people who want to get the full vaccination schedule, including the booster dose, to be able to travel internationally.