Residents of the nursing home will receive a booster starting September 13th

Prime Minister Jan Casteks announced that “the resumption of the systematic campaign after obtaining approval for the third doses in nursing homes” will take place on this date.

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Matignon said Thursday, August 26, after the prime minister intervened in the RTL, that residents of nursing homes will be able to receive a booster dose of their Covid-19 vaccine from September 13. This date willResuming the systematic campaign after obtaining approval for the third doses in nursing homes.” He had identified earlier in the day Jan Castex.

He added that people over 65 and people with comorbidities will be able to make an appointment again from 1 September to get their third dose, as recommended by the Supreme Authority for Health. The Prime Minister explained that“A delay of about six months between the second and third dose” will be necessary.

The third dose is necessary because Vaccine protection for some people The most fragile and the oldest lacks”, The prime minister argued. with vaccination, “We are eight times less likely to get infected, and 11 times less likely to go to the hospital,” confirmed. According to official data as of August 24, 88.8% of about 600,000 nursing home residents have a full vaccination schedule.

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