May 19, 2022

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Minsalud approves 3rd dose for people over 70 years old - Health

Minsalud approves 3rd dose for people over 70 years old – Health

Health Minister Fernando Ruiz Gomez said: Over 70Those who have completed their vaccination schedules six months in advance will receive a third dose or a booster dose of the vaccine against COVID-19.

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This booster dose will be applied from October 1 With the same vaccines as the schemes completed or with biopharmaceuticals from the mRNA platform (Pfizer, Moderna)

Similarly, Ruiz said that due to the recommendations of the Vaccines Advisory Committee, the deadlines for applying second dose The term Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca 84 days And if necessary, it can be applied at intervals of 29 to 84 days, depending on the supported and special indications.

(Also read: The general population does not need a third dose, according to experts)

With regard to those under the age of eighteen, the Minister stated that he will continue to apply the vaccine for this group of the population Pfizer And when you authorize Invima to use Moderna for this age group (12-17 years), the app will start.

Similarly, for populations over 18 years of age, Moderna, Janssen and AstraZeneca biologics will be used, and for remote municipalities, the Janssen biologic single-dose scheme will be used.

(Important: Vaccines are effective in preventing hospitalization and death, Mensalud says)

These recommendations, according to the Ministry of Health, have technical and scientific support with sufficient evidence to expedite the process immunization plan And take advantage of the good availability of vaccines in a more organized way, which by September will be more than 12 million doses.

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