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Posted On: 12 September 2021 01:50 pm
Updated On: 12 September 2021 03:42 pm

EHTERAZ app gets an update; adds third COVID-19 vaccine booster dose information

Vrinda Abilash
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EHTERAZ app has released an update on 12 September 2021 with new details included.

This update includes a section for the third COVID-19 vaccine booster dose information.

The Ministry of Public Health will begin, as of Wednesday 15 September, to administer Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for all high-risk individuals who had their second dose of the vaccine more than eight months ago.

On 24 August, the Ministry began giving a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to people certain immunocompromised individuals, because they may not get the level of immunity from a two-dose vaccine series compared to people who are not immunocompromised.

The first few months of the booster phase program will focus on individuals most at risk of severe infection which includes people over 65 years of age and those with chronic conditions which increases their risk for severe Covid-19, as well as frontline healthcare workers and other sectors.

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Source: EHTERAZ app, MoPH
Cover image credit: EHTERAZ app