Poland approves 3rd COVID vaccine dose for over-50s, health workers

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People aged over 50 and healthcare workers who have regular contact with patients will be able to receive a third dose of coronavirus vaccine, Poland's Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has announced, according to a report by Notesfrompoland.com.

The booster will be available from six months after an individual was fully vaccinated. Registrations will begin this Friday (Sept. 24). Last week, the Medical Council, an expert body recommended administering a third dose of vaccine to seniors and healthcare workers.

It had previously advised doing so for people with impaired immunity, who started getting booster doses at the beginning of this month.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA), an EU body, has yet to issue guidance on third doses. However, countries including Germany, France, Spain, Denmark and Hungary have already begun administering them.

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