Third COVID-19 vaccine doses to be administered in Moldova

Immunization against COVID-19 with the booster dose begins in Moldova on November 29, Svetlana Nicolăescu, secretary of state at the Ministry of Health, informed in a news conference, being quoted by IPN.

The functionary noted that the third vaccine dose will be administered to persons with a weakened immune system, with HIV/AIDS, with or without antiretroviral treatment, to patients with cancer or who underwent organ transplantations, who suffer from congenital disorders. This will be administered in 28 days to three months of the administration of the second vaccine dose, only on the recommendation of the doctor.

As from November 29, the booster dose will also be administered to employees of the health and education sectors, community social assistants, resident doctors, employees of placement centers and of other social services. The booster dose will be administered in at least six months of the administration of the second dose, while in the case of the Johnson&Johnson vaccine in two months. The third dose can be the same as the first two doses, but can be also different. For example if the first two doses were AstraZeneca, the booster dose can be AstraZeneca or Pfizer or Moderna.

The administration of the third those will not influence the quality of the vaccine certificate. The persons who got the first two doses abroad must upload the vaccine certificate in the national COVID-19 immunization register of the Republic of Moldova, stated Svetlana Nicolăescu

According to the Ministry of Health, 5,391 new cases of COVID-19 were reocrded last week, 20% down on a week before.

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