(CRHoy.com) The booster dose against COVID-19 was included from the end of February, as a requirement to complete the vaccination schedule.
This is established by the National Commission for Vaccination and Epidemiology (CNVE), which indicates that to complete the immunization it is now necessary the two doses of the basic scheme, plus a booster dose four months later.
In addition, the commission established the mandatory nature of this vaccine for those over 12 years of age and public officials.
“School presence, protection of children under 5 years of age who cannot yet be vaccinated, prevention of serious illness, hospital stay in unvaccinated people, which represents twice that of vaccinated people, the mortality rate associated with COVID-19 …”
“…as well as the need to continue opening the economy without collapsing the hospital system and causing more mortality, are part of the factors that the CNVE took into account to ratify the agreement to make said third doses mandatory,” health reported.
In version number 24 of the Disease Surveillance Guideline -to be published by the Ministry of Health-, It is also established that those people who have completed the scheme with the 3 injections will not need to go to isolation. in case of having contact with a positive, as long as they do not present symptoms related to the virus.
At the court of this March 14, a total of 1,624,107 They already have the first booster dose.
“The Ministry of Health reminds the population that the country has sufficient doses to vaccinate the entire population that needs to complete its three-dose schedule of the COVID-19 vaccine,” the institution assured.