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Doctors recommend a third dose of Covid vaccine for people after transplant

Doctors recommend a third dose of Covid vaccine for people after transplant

Chlíbek writes that post-transplant patients, roommates, close contacts and interested nurses will be vaccinated. “Patients were transplanted with three doses,” he added. He referred to the joint opinion of the Society of Transplantation, the Czech Society of Allergology and Immunology, the Czech Society of Vaccines and the Society of Epidemiology and Microbiology.

For most coronavirus vaccines used in the Czech Republic, vaccination is considered complete after two doses. The third dose of the vaccine is expected to be recommended for patients at risk of severe COVID-19, including post-transplant people over 60 years of age.

“In all of these cases, it is essential to make it clear to patients that the risk of vaccination is probably lower than the risk of severe Covid-19,” the document said.

On Thursday, after an extraordinary meeting of the government, Health Minister Adam Wojciech (for YES) said that the third dose of vaccination against covid-19 will be in the Czech Republic mainly for high-risk groups. According to him, perhaps the first people should be revaccinated in the fall. He reiterated the need for the Council of Ministers to take a final decision regarding the possibility of obtaining the third dose of vaccination by the end of next August. He confirmed that it would again be an optional vaccination. On Tuesday, Voich said experts are discussing the possibility of giving the third dose to people after transplants or the elderly.

Since the beginning of August, Israel has started offering vaccinations to citizens who have already been vaccinated over the age of 60, and at the end of the week it lowered this limit for people over the age of 50. The United States wants to revaccinate with the third dose starting September 20. On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) again called on rich countries to donate surplus cancer vaccines to poor countries rather than revaccinate their populations. Some African countries, for example, lack vaccines.

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