BERLIN, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Switzerland stated on Tuesday it was recommending COVID-19 booster shots for individuals over 65 but not for the general population.
The vaccinations would begin from mid-November and needs to be completed at the very least six months after the sufferers acquired their second dose, Switzerland’s well being ministry and vaccination fee (EKIF) stated in an announcement.
The advice is predicated on the Swiss drugs regulator’s resolution to approve booster vaccinations with mRNA vaccines from Pfizer (PFE.N)/Biontech and Moderna (MRNA.O) for high-risk sufferers, the ministry and EKIF stated.
For the general population, it’s at present not potential and not really useful to get a 3rd vaccination dose primarily based on at present obtainable information, authorities stated.
They added Switzerland had sufficient vaccines to supply shots to all sufferers eligible for booster vaccinations and to all those that have not but been vaccinated over 2021-2022.
Editing by Riham Alkousaa and Nick Macfie